“I don’t know why you think that this kind of device is common for people with DUIs/at risk for them, but in my experience working professionally in the substance treatment field, it’s not whatsoever, even for people with multiple DUIs who get their licenses reinstated. So I don’t really see the relevance.” -@cardamom
It is a common technology here for reinstatement. I’m quite sure, as an industry professionally, that you have heard of this. It exists in half of all US states. Perhaps your state is behind the curve. But, its a common technology that I expect you have, at least, heard of. http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/state-ignition-interlock-laws.aspx
I know plenty of people who drive with a history of DUI, so don’t play stupid with me. Almost all of them chronically re-offend for years - drinking and driving on a daily basis until eventually they are caught. Please be honest with me. You do a disservice to people with substance abuse issues by not being honest about the nature of that illness. I know plenty of cops, medics, veterans, and others with substance abuse issues. They are often good people who make large personal commitments to help others. Typically, the ones who get caught aren’t even the chronic ones. We all know that. So how well is your state system working? Lets lay the cards down on that. It is one of the great legacies/achievements of the substance abuse community that people be honest about the illness. It is a useful guideline that benefits not just people with other illnesses, but all people.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the gov could chase people around all day long, enforcing justice?
Over the summer a ‘normal’ person didn’t allow me to merge from the slow lane. I was pushed off the road, onto the shoulder, where he kept me until I came to a complete stop on a 50 mph road. Wouldn’t it be nice if ‘normal’ people were forced to admit to the limits in their mental health that contribute to terribly unsafe driving conditions. Unfortunately, that stuff should be addressed more often. I find that ‘normal’ people aren’t that honest or, perhaps, informed.