Mississippi Passes Interlock Legislation
Mississippi Governor signed into law a bill that requires any convicted drunk driver to
use an ignition interlock device. Learn more »
A mountain of research is on the side of age 21. Seventy-eight percent of Americans are on the side of 21. And MADD is proud that we helped pass and continue to protect 21 as the Minimum Drinking Age Law.
Mississippi Governor signed into law a bill that requires ignition interlocks for any convicted drunk driver.
Jackson, MS – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) applauded the Mississippi legislature today as Governor Phil Bryant signed into law lifesaving legislation that will require all convicted drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater who seek to drive during license suspension to use ignition interlocks on their vehicles to prevent future offenses. With the passage of this law, Mississippi becomes the 22nd state to pass such legislation and, the total number of people now protected from repeat drunk driving offenders increases to nearly 120 million.
Juneau, AK – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has recognized Alaska for its efforts as a leader in the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving as it is one of 20 states to require convicted drunk drivers to use an ignition interlock device. Since enacting this lifesaving legislation in 2009, Alaska has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of drunk driving deaths.