Moylan's Drunk Driving Prevention Bill Passes House

03/20/2015
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Moylan's Drunk Driving Prevention Bill Passes House



DES PLAINES, Ill. – In an effort to crack down on drunk driving, a bill co-sponsored by state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, passed the Illinois house on Wednesday. House Bill 1377 stipulates that any person who is required to install a Breath Interlock Device in their vehicle can only operate vehicles in which ignition interlock devices have been installed.



“Ignition interlock devices are a proven way to reduce drunk driving related crashes, and this law will help strengthen those protections,” Moylan said. “We need to make sure our laws keep the roads safe for families and children.”



House Bill 1377 also requires the offender’s driver’s license to include a note indicating that the person is required to use a Breath Interlock Device when operating a vehicle. This provision allows police to have a way of knowing whether an individual is required to use a device.



“Thanks to tough laws like this, Illinois’ rates are below the national average in drunk driving fatalities,” said Moylan. “Despite this, there will still be thousands of drunk drivers who get behind the wheel of a car this year in Illinois, and we must continue to do all we can to combat the problem.”



For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or staterepmoylan@gmail.com.