Alcohol Interlock Programs: Enhancing Acceptance, Participation and Compliance: TIRF

June 29, 2005 – Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has released a new report, Alcohol Interlock Programs: Enhancing Acceptance, Participation and Compliance, authored by Doug Beirness and Robyn Robertson.

The report is based on the presentations and deliberations from the fourth international symposium on alcohol ignition interlock programs that was held in Hilton Head, South Carolina in October, 2003. The theme of the symposium was “Enhancing Acceptance, Participation, and Effectiveness of Interlock Programs.” The program included sessions on Implementation issues, the Status of Interlock Programs Around the World, and two panels on Problems and Solutions. There were also two workshop sessions: one dealing with Enhancing Acceptance; the other discussing issues associated with Enhancing Participation and Compliance.

This document provides a summary of each of the presentations at the symposium. The report also includes a section outlining some of the common ideas and themes that emerged from discussions in the workshop sessions.

Click here to view and download the full report in PDF format.

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Established in 1964, TIRF designs, promotes and implements effective programs and policies, based on sound research. TIRF’s mission is to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries. TIRF is a registered charity and depends on grants, contracts, and donations to provide services for the public. TIRF is head-quartered in Ottawa. Visit for more information.