Last week the State Journal Register published an article here on ignition control devices. The new requires individuals have to have a device installed in their car for months if they wish to drive. I have had similar experiences as the attorney in the article that many clients find the device difficult to use and expensive.
The biggest downside to this law is, in my opinion, creating a group of unproductive members of society. This law has done nothing but ruin the lives of more than one of my clients. Those will argue it is part of punishment, however the goal of a law should also be to restore that member to society in a fashion that enables him to do his time and move on.
I find it very interesting that the police spokesperson refused to comment on the legislation a year later. We need to take some time to really consider this law to see if it really worth having.