Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) ‑ This law mandates the installation of ignition interlock devices on the vehicles of all drunk driving offenders.
Child Endangerment ‑ This law creates a separate offense or enhances an existing penalty for an impaired driving offender who endangers a minor.
Mandatory Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Testing for Drivers Killed and Surviving Drivers ‑ These separate statutes require any driver who is killed, or who survives a crash in which there is a fatality, to have his or her BAC tested.
Open Container ‑ This law prohibits open containers of alcohol in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. To comply with federal requirements, the law must: prohibit both possession of any open alcoholic beverage container and the consumption of alcohol from an open container; apply to the entire passenger area of any motor vehicle; apply to all vehicle occupants except for passengers of buses, taxi cabs, limousines or persons in the living quarters of motor homes; apply to vehicles on the shoulder of public highways; and, require primary enforcement of the law.
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Updates from the last year:
Tennessee and Maine enacted all-offender ignition interlock laws