• March 6, 2012

    Interlocks for first-time offenders cut repeat DUIs

    People convicted for the first time of alcohol-impaired driving are less likely to reoffend if they have to install alcohol interlocks on their vehicles, a new study of Washington state's interlock law shows. The finding provides support for requiring the devices for all offenders, not just those with multiple arrests or high blood alcohol concentrations.

  • September 17, 2009

    Public supports technology to prevent impaired driving

    People are ready to prevent any driver from starting a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol, even though the technology to do it isn't available yet. In an IIHS survey, people said they like the idea of using advanced technology to stop drunk drivers from operating their vehicles. About 2 of 3 respondents deem this a good or very good idea, assuming the technology is reliable.

  • December 20, 2000

    Best and worst state traffic safety laws

    For the first time, IIHS has conducted a comprehensive assessment of key traffic safety laws in every state and the District of Columbia. Researchers rated laws on alcohol-impaired driving, young driver licensing, safety belts, child restraints, motorcycle helmets and laws allowing red light cameras.

  • March 21, 1997

    Survey finds fewer drinking drivers on the road

    Fewer drivers on U.S. roads on weekend nights have been drinking, but the proportion of drivers with high blood alcohol concentrations hasn't changed significantly since 1986. These are the major findings of a new nationwide, roadside breath-test survey sponsored by IIHS and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.