- Posted January 18, 2013 by
San Diego, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obama’s next four years
Mr. President, please save 40,000 Americans!
A REAL GAME CHANGER
I am asking that Congress enact legislation that requires vehicle manufacturers to begin installation of ignition interlock devices in all new vehicles produced for sale in the United States. As you know, driving is a privilege and not a right and so just as we say click it or ticket, all drivers will solve our alcohol related problem. Similar to decades long laws relating to odometer rollbacks, severe penalties could be imposed for tampering with or removal of the device. Secondly, included in the legislation a mandate for all registered used vehicles and used vehicles held by dealers requiring the aftermarket installation of ignition interlock devices. As a requirement of the legislation relating to used vehicles, consumers and dealers should have 120 days in which to comply through installation. A provision allowing for no cost to consumer / dealer installation if completed within 90 days of enactment of legislation. Under the provision, the federal government reimburses installers an amount to be established as fair and reasonable. Should the consumer / dealer fail to seek installation within the prescribed 90 day period, all costs associated with such installation shall be borne by them. Once beyond 120 days, fines and penalties should apply and drivers who have not installed the device should be considered driving without a license.
On 9/11/2001 the "Evil Doers" killed 3,000 American citizens. We went to war with them at the cost of 4,000 plus of our military heros and billions of dollars. The cost was just and the cost of our proposal is also well justified.
An average drunk driver will drive drunk 87 times before being pulled over!
Drunk driving costs each adult in this country around $500 a year.
75 percent of drunk drivers whose licenses are suspended continue to drive.
At least they won’t be driving drunk if our campaign is
In 2009 1.4 million people were arrested for driving under the influence.
Nationally 10,839 DUI fatalities in 2009 alone.