Getting M.A.D.D. over Georgia DUI Laws
First-time offenders of Georgia’s DUI laws are not required to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle, as that prohibition is only mandated for repeat offenders. If Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) has anything to say about it, that law will change…and soon. The anti-DUI group, known for their political clout in Washington and their aggressive grass roots campaigns in local markets, are putting the pressure on Georgia legislators to make the interlock devices mandatory for first-time offenders.
The Executive Director of M.A.D.D., Barry Martin, is lobbying hard in Georgia for a revamping of the state’s DUI laws, but with several previous proposals being shot down, the state has shown to be resistant to change so far. Martin noted, in an interview on CBS, that he was disappointed that lawmakers haven’t passed the bill yet. Expect this situation to stay in the forefront of Georgia politics until a change is made, as M.A.D.D. has shown to be a resilient and determined advocate of DUI law reforms.
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