August 3, 2009

U.S. may require anti-DWI locks on vehicles

A national campaign against first-time drunken-driving offenders is gaining ground as states and the federal government weigh mandatory use of devices requiring violators to prove their sobriety before their engines start.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

The use of anti-DWI lock would be great if someone else is paying for it. To me the cost of the installation($100) and monthly($70 a month) fees is unreasonable and it just another extra fine put upon someone. What if the person that got a DWI was going to school fulltime and does not have a job. Is he supposed to drop out of school so that he can pay for this device. Getting a DWI is expense in itself and there needs to be a balance. So far my son had paid almost $9000 and that is not include the interlocking device($2260), probation fees ($1000), license fee ($1000 for 3 years) and increas in insurance. Yes, he made a mistake, but I think it would also be a mistake if my son was not able to get a degree, which would also mean not getting a good job.