Bolstering DUI Laws Are Often Major Initiative of State Legislators
By: Chris Kramer
Being a website about DUI, we are constantly monitoring the news for legislative updates on proposed state DUI laws. In the progress of our research, we have noticed how curbing DUI is typically a common goal in all 50 states during legislative sessions.
Whether it's kicking around legislation on ignition interlock devices, breathalyzer refusals, extreme blood alcohol content (BAC) levels or something else pertaining to DUI, you will typically read about lawmakers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and other interest groups lobbying for the continual need to make DUI penalties live up to the potentially deadly consequences of drunk driving. In this day and age when it seems like politicians can never come to terms on anything, fighting something as dangerous as DUI is for the most part a shared vision.
While you'll see a lot of lobbying and political gesturing for new and improved state DUI laws throughout the year, there are two dates that you will have to keep in mind in terms of staying updated with any new DUI laws in your state.
While new DUI laws may take effect earlier under certain circumstances, January 1st and July 1st are the dates in which most new state DUI laws will take effect. As an example of this point, new DUI laws took effect in Wyoming, Hawaii, Kansas, Arizona and Washington (to name just a few states) on the first day of this past July.
How You Can Stay Updated on New DUI Laws in Your State!
If you are ever pulled over for DUI, you will want to stay updated on the DUI laws in your state and how any recent changes could specifically affect you. At Total DUI, we've provided you with several means to stay updated on the DUI laws in your state.
Our DUI Articles section serves as a resource to stay updated on proposed DUI legislation. We are frequently on the lookout for proposed DUI laws that can affect a wide majority of people, and the DUI Articles section keeps a pulse on just some of the DUI legislation that has been recently proposed.
We have also created an Updates page for interested consumers like you. Providing brief blurbs outlining the legislation's key points and links to any articles that we've written about the proposed DUI law, this Updates page is a great means to keep a pulse on what's happening in state legislatures across the country.