Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Massachusetts - Last State on Interlock Devices for First-Time OUI Offenders

The Boston Globe published an editorial in support of interlock devices for OUI offenders; an important safety issue I have been working on for many years. We have waited too long to authorize this important tool which can prevent tragedy on our state’s roadways. We are the last state in the nation to adopt this smart approach to public safety, we still have an obligation to take action so that we can stem the pain and harm from the senseless loss of life at the hands of a drunk driver. Federal government data shows that these time-tested and road-tested interlocks reduce repeat drunk driving offenses by 67 percent. Here is the Boston Globe's editorial in support of the legislation -