North Carolina is no a stranger to the use of ignition interlocks. The state currently requires three categories of drivers to have the systems installed in their cars. The categories include drivers who refuse to take a Breathalyzer test, drivers who have three or more DWI convictions in the past seven years -- and finally, drivers with a blood alcohol content over .15 or more.
But there are some North Carolina residents who do not think this is enough. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is heading the effort to require every person convicted of drunk driving to install the ignition interlock. According to one MADD NC executive, even first time DWI offenders are just as dangerous as the categories of offenders currently covered under the state's interlock law.