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   NYS Assemblyman Félix Ortiz

Perhaps best known for his success in NY State for legislating the first law banning the use of hand held cell phones while driving, Assemblyman Ortiz is a champion of many important and often difficult causes. He is well regarded as a fighter for children, families and immigrants. Someday, when IIDs are present in every vehicle and death via DWI is nonexistent, this will be the hallmark of Félix Ortiz's career.
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  Albany New York Press Conference

In March of 2004 my wife and I joined Félix Ortiz in Albany, New York to speak at a press conference to support a bill that would mandate the installation of Ignition Interlock Devices in all newly manufactured as well as existing vehicles. A representative from LifeSafer Interlock was also present along with CNN and The Associated Press. The bill was drafted by Assemblyman Félix Ortiz and through his
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efforts, it was presented and voted upon by congress. Unfortunately, the bill did not pass at the time. Perhaps now that drunk driving accidents are worthy of front page news, the bill should be redrafted and once again submitted for a vote. My own perception is that most people are fed up hearing the horror stories, and that they would welcome any device possessing the capability of making their travels safer.
 Ignition Interlock Blog

After losing our son in an accident involving an intoxicated driver, my wife and I decided to embark on a crusade to spare other lives from this terrible end. We are confident that we have a viable solution. If you share a similar loss and would like to become involved, please post your comments to My Blog.

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