CINCINNATI, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LMG Holdings, Inc., the leading provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) for drunk driving offenders, today announced that John Ulczycki has been named Vice President of Legislative Affairs.
Ulczycki will lead the company's efforts to encourage legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all first-time DWI offenders. He joins LMG from the National Safety Council (NSC), where he served as Vice President of Communications and Advocacy.
"John is a leader in the traffic safety community and is a valuable addition to our company and industry," said Kent Owens, President and CEO of LMG Holdings. "He has a proven record of success in working with legislators to enact safety laws."
"IIDs are a highly effective means of ensuring DWI offenders do not continue to drink and drive during their court or administratively mandated programs, and also as a means of achieving lower recidivism after they complete their required programs," Owens said. "Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) set a goal of a 50% increase in IID use over the next five years, with an expectation that states will enact stronger interlock laws to protect the public. John will lead our effort to contribute to that vision of enhanced legislation across the country."
At the NSC, Ulczycki led the non-profit agency's communications and research groups and initiatives on teen driving, distracted driving and prescription drug overdoses. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Lifesavers Conference, Inc., the nation's largest traffic safety conference.
About Ignition Interlock Devices
IIDs are installed on automobiles or other motor vehicles that test a driver's breath alcohol and prevent a vehicle from being started if a driver is alcohol-impaired. Twenty-five states require first-time offenders of Driving While Impaired or similar offenses, as part of their sentences, to use an IID. In addition, 21 states have IIDS as part of the sentencing options for repeat or High BrAC offenders.
Numerous studies have concluded that ignition interlock devices not only stop impaired individuals from driving but also have a significant impact in reducing repeat DWI offenses. There is an estimated 334,000 ignition interlock devices currently installed in vehicles in the United States.
About LMG Holdings
LMG Holdings, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the leading provider of ignition interlock devices in the United States. LMG's three independently operated companies are LifeSafer lifesafer.com, Monitech monitechnc.com and Guardian Interlock guardianinterlock.com, which provide different interlock devices and services through their individual distribution networks in over 46 states and provinces across North America.
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