Kansas Ignition Interlock Works…By the Numbers

The State of Kansas Legislature approved mandatory ignition interlock for all DUI offenders in Kansas on July, 1 2011.  This was after many years of studying and contemplating the benefits of such devices if they were mandated for all DUI offenses.  Hundreds of studies and hours of testimony went into making a decision that was best for the state of Kansas. All of this information was apparently analyzed correctly because the numbers show that is it is working, and working well.

Studies released by the Department of Transportation for 2011 show a dramatic decrease in the amount of alcohol related fatalities.  Lower than we have seen in over a DECADE.  In 2010 Kansas suffered the loss of 138 lives due to drunk driving.  In 2011, with the help of new laws in many areas including Ignition Interlock on ALL DUI offenses in Kansas, we reduced that number to 76.  A 45% reduction in drunk driving fatalities.  IT WORKS!

There were also a reduction in alcohol related accidents.  This reduction was 13.7%.  There is work to be done though.  Historically we have seen that programs that are for longer lengths are more effective at actually modifying behavior after the interlock is taken off of the vehicle.  And best of all longer programs with incentive based removals have the best impact for immediate reduction in deaths as well as long-term change in behavior.  Most importantly, those who continue to violate the program by attempting to drink and drive, are on an interlock permanently and do not have the capacity to injure anyone.

So in short, a big pat on the back to the Kansas Legislature.  You have taken steps to reduce drunk driving fatalities and have succeeded.  We are moving in the right direction and should be commended for the hard work, and intense study that went into this law.  We also must not become complacent.  Research is proving more and more the effectiveness of properly written and implemented ignition interlock policies.

We have been progressive and forward thinking as a legislature and in return have saved lives.  Congrats Kansas we are moving in the right direction!

Graphs provided by Lawrence Journal World.

Looking for Places to Install Ignition Interlock in Kansas (KS)?

If you are looking for a place to get an Ignition Interlock device, Smart Start of Kansas would love the opportunity to earn your business.  We are the low cost, high quality service provider in the state of Kansas.  We have been certified to install Ignition Interlock devices in the state of Kansas for well over a decade and have done more installations that anyone in that time period.

Smart Start of Kansas offers Ignition Interlock locations all over Kansas.  We have well over 30 locations all over the state to get the newest, state of the art equipment with the smallest most technologically advanced devices.  You get the unique opportunity to have the best equipment, best experience all for the BEST PRICE.

Smart Start offers the best in service as well.  We have statewide technicians and a 24 hour toll-free number you can reach us at 24 hours a day!  There are companies that charge you an emergency phone call fee of $50 dollars.  Our support and service is provided to you at no cost.  This includes filling out your paperwork, reporting monthly to the state electronically on your behalf, 24 hour service, hassle free equipment, no hidden fees and things like free remote unit unlocking in the event you have a lockout or violation.

NO HIDDEN FEES.  We have made our business out of providing a good service to our customers and being honest.  We will let you know if you are going to have your interlock installed too early to save you money.  We want you to get your license back and not pay for anything you are not getting credit for.  Since we do your paperwork for you we can assure you are being led down the most cost-effective path.  We also do not believe in or charge hidden fees.  We will not charge you service charges, setup fees, early termination fees, emergency phone call or any other phone call fees, lock you into long contracts, require multiple months up front, no large up front deposits, no charge for missed or late appointments, our monthly fees include tax and we will be honest with you about what you are paying for.  You will have all fees discussed with you up front so there is no surprises.

Smart Start of Kansas will make sure that you have just as positive of an experience as the thousands of others we have helped over the years.  We want you to trust us enough to recommend us to your friends.  We have clients switching from other companies to us everyday.  We don’t want you to have a negative experience before we get the opportunity to see how easy it can be.  Smart Start is a Smart Choice in Ignition Interlock devices in Kansas.

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