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Lobbyists of Ignition Interlock Devices Demand Law Requiring Such Devices

• The Agitator

A bill that would withhold up to 5 percent of each state’s highway funding unless that state requires such as device in the cars of all convicted drunken drivers was introduced in the Senate in February by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and last month in the House by Rep. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat.

For the past 18 months, lobbyists for “ignition interlocks,” as they are called, have jockeyed to inject a provision into the crevices of the transportation reauthorization bill, 

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Comment by Olde Reb
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 It would be so much simplier to require all convicted DUI to be limited to riding motorcycles. Very few cycle riders kill people.  The cycle industry would probably lobby for passage.

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