• Interlocks aren’t the only answer
    We’ve come a long way from the days when drunk drivers were simply driven home with little more than a slap on the wrist. In 1980, more than 21,000 Americans…
  • New alcohol-sensing technology goes too far
    The recent debate in Congress over whether to renew the Patriot Act reminds Americans of the constant balance that must be struck between our safety and our freedom. This fundamental…
  • Call for ditching sobriety checkpoints
    By Sarah Longwell  Americans should buckle up and brace themselves for particularly heavy traffic this Memorial Day weekend. According to estimates from AAA, more than 37 million vacationers…
  • Target hard-core drunks
    By Sarah Longwell  N.C. lawmakers are considering new legislation (SB 619 and HB 877) that would require every drunk driving offender to install an ignition interlock device in his or…
  • Save ignition interlocks for deadly drunks
    Texas lawmakers are considering new legislation (House Bill 2246) that would require every drunk driving offender to install a Breathalyzer, known as an ignition interlock device,…
  • Drunken driving bill is overkill
    By Sarah Longwell  After years of being rejected by state lawmakers, a new drunken driving bill has reached Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. A-1368 would effectively extend New Jersey’s ignition interlock…