GA legislators push for vehicle breath analyzers in DUI cases - FOX 35 News Orlando

GA legislators push for vehicle breath analyzers in DUI cases

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA, Ga. -

The U.S. Transportation Secretary says he wants tougher requirements in all states for first time drunk drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released guidelines Tuesday for states to use 'ignition interlock programs'.

The programs force drivers to blow into a breath analyzer. If they've been drinking, their cars won't start.

Click above to view a personal story about the effects of drunk driving.

A couple of Georgia legislators are joining the push for ignition interlock devices. State Senator Donzella James and Representative Tom Rice have been named "legislative champions" by Mothers Against Drunk Diving. Both legislators have authored bills requiring the device.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving says it's important to plan ahead if you're attending holiday parties.

The group suggests making arrangements in advance for how you will get home.

 

 

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Hidden Treasures: April 24

    Hidden Treasures: April 24

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:32:15 GMT
    We asked you to share your hidden treasures with us, and boy, did you ever! We got dozens of emails from viewers who wanted to know what the items they had stashed away are worth.
    We asked you to share your hidden treasures with us, and boy, did you ever! We got dozens of emails from viewers who wanted to know what the items they had stashed away are worth.
  • Weekend Event Celebrates "Anything With A Motor In It"

    Weekend Event Celebrates "Anything With A Motor In It"

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:10:13 GMT
    If you spend your days fixing up cars, reading car magazine, and dreaming about that car you've always wanted...you might be a car enthusiast.
    If you spend your days fixing up cars, reading car magazine, and dreaming about that car you've always wanted...you might be a car enthusiast.
  • Safely restrain pets with the PupSaver

    Safely restrain pets with the PupSaver

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:07:29 GMT
    Most people treat their dogs just like their children. However, when it comes to dog safety in the vehicle, many drivers are buckling the children up but not safely restraining their pets.
    Most people treat their dogs just like their children. However, when it comes to dog safety in the vehicle, many drivers are buckling the children up but not safely restraining their pets.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices