Impaired Driving

Map current as of December 2012
 
Impaired Driving Laws Rating Chart.
 
Impaired Driving Laws Fact Sheet.

Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)This law mandates the installation of ignition interlock devices on the vehicles of all drunk driving offenders.

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Child EndangermentThis law creates a separate offense or enhances an existing penalty for an impaired driving offender who endangers a minor.

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Mandatory Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Testing for Drivers Killed and Surviving DriversThese 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.

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Open ContainerThis 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 

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