Currently, second time offenders in Kansas are required to get the interlocking device-- and Kansas wouldn't be alone in penalizing first time offenders. In fact, as of 2011, eleven states currently require them for someone after they've caught the first time.The interlock device requires the driver to pass a sobriety test before the car keys work. If the user has been drinking, the car won't start.
As Kansas City Drunk Driving and Accident Attorneys we think anything that gets the message across is a positive, even if it is the threat of a steeper penalty. Drinking and driving is a very serious problem in Kansas and MIssouri and sometimes it takes slap in the face wake up call to get the point across. Adding the anti-lock system could be just the step to scare would be drunk drivers away.
Remember, the best thing to do if you are planning on drinking and driving is to find a designated driver or another ride home, whether it be by taxi. You may think you are okay to drive, but one fatal mistake on the road could mean the loss of your life or someone else if you are involved in an accident. Plan ahead. Think smart and arrive alive.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of serious injury in a car accident involving a drunk driver you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Don't delay, call our experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers. With over 15 years of experience in Auto Injury Accidents and Drinking and Driving Injury Accident cases, we may be able to help you and your family determine the best way to proceed with your personal injury claim.
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