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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 7:55am

MADD Pushes 'Interlock' Bill

Updated: 3 years ago.
Man tests his drunk driving skills on a Save a Life Tour drunk driving simulator (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Mothers against Drunk Driving rallied today to push a bill mandating so-called 'interlocks' to the floor.

The bill would require DUI offenders to blow into a breath device in their vehicle.

It prevents a car from starting if the driver's blood alcohol content is above the legal limit.

Georgia MADD Executive Director Emily Clines says the bill would save lives.

"It's very important because lives are being lost everyday. In 2009, 331 people were killed from drunk drivers and we're here to stop that. We're just going to keep fighting for it, we're not going to give up, and we'll be back next year and continue pushing forward."

Georgia would be the 14th state to implement interlock legislation into law.