Ignition Interlocks Prevent Deadly Drunk-Driving Accidents

A new study finds ignition interlocks, devices that prevent a person from starting a car if their blood alcohol level is too high, prevents deadly accidents.

Ignition interlocks are associated with a 7 percent decrease in the rate of fatal crashes involving at least one drunk driver, researchers report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Cars with the device will not start if the driver’s blood alcohol level exceeds a preset limit, HealthDay reports.

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