Mothers Against Drunk Driving says a proposal to require Ignition Interlock Devices for repeat drunk drivers is a good start.
Legislation at the Capitol would require the devices to be installed on vehicles used by repeat offenders. It would also allow them to be used to punish first time offenders who had a BAC above 0.15. The devices keep a vehicle from starting if the driver has a BAC above the legal limit.
Frank Harris, with the Wisconsin chapter of MADD, says the group would prefer the requirement be applied to all OWI offenders, but they still believe it's a good start to moving towards more serious reforms that combat drunk driving.
Harris says the requirement would help Wisconsin stop hiding behind its "culture of drinking" as an excuse to avoid cracking down on drunk driving. Harris says the proposal is the first of many changes that are needed to actually punish repeat offenders who put the lives of others at risk every time they drive drunk.
A Legislative committee is currently considering the bill.