About this resource:
Source: The Cochrane Collaborative
Last Reviewed: July 2004
Workgroups: Substance Use Workgroup
In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that alcohol ignition interlock systems may prevent people who have been convicted of drunk driving from driving while drunk. To drive a vehicle with one of these systems, the driver must provide a breath specimen. If the driver’s breath alcohol concentration is above a certain level, the vehicle won’t start. Researchers found that there is no long-term benefit after the device is removed from the vehicle.
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Willis, C., Lybrand, S. & Bellamy, N. (2004). Alcohol ignition interlock programmes for reducing drink driving recidivism. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2004 (3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004168.pub2.