The interlock device is a breath-alcohol measuring instrument with a vehicle immobilizer. After entering a breath alcohol measurement, it prohibits a driver who has consumed alcohol from starting the automobile. It can quite easily be installed into the motor vehicle. By installing an interlock device, you can easily prevent accidents brought about by alcohol consumption. In addition, long-term variations in the drinking attitude may be an added benefit.

Interlock devices consist of two main components: the breath-alcohol measuring instrument with the measuring system, which is situated on the inside the vehicle, and a control unit which is normally installed below the dashboard and will allow or prevents electrical current being supplied to the vehicle's starter system. [...]

Ignition Interlock For ALL PA DUI Offenders?

News

The state Senate Transportation Committee recently held a hearing on proposed legislation, SB 1036, which seeks to expand ignition interlock requirements to ALL DUI offenders in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s ignition interlock laws only apply to DUI offenders with a prior DUI conviction.  The proposed law would require even first-time DUI offenders to install interlock devices in their vehicles. Accelerated [...]

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Arizona DUI Interlock Device

Arizona

Most vehicle operators are conscious of the various consequences of an arrest for a DUI in Arizona. The loss of one’s drivers license, an increase in insurance rates and fines are all outcomes that motorists want to avoid if at all possible. While loss of mobility is an important concern, incarceration and loss of liberty [...]

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New York DWI Interlock Device Law Continues to Evolve

New York

It has already been one year since Leandra’s Law required alcohol interlock devices for anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated. And while development has been made to continue to keep repeat drunken drivers off the streets more can and should be done. Way too many people who’ve been convicted of DWI continue to evade the [...]

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Oregon Ignition Interlock Device Fact Sheet

Oregon

After the first DUII conviction, if a person does not install an interlock device after the 1 year license suspension has ended, the person’s license will continue to be suspended for 1 year (2 year total suspension). At the end of the 2nd year, the person’s license is reinstated without a requirement for an IID. [...]

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Can a person in California with an ignition interlock device restriction have someone else take the breath test to start the vehicle?

California

Yes but it’s not legal. CA Vehicle Code §23247 makes it unlawful for another person to blow into an interlock device to start an automobile with the device for the purpose of allowing a vehicle to start for someone whose driving privilege is restricted. If the car starts illegally, the person who started it or [...]

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New Ignition Interlock Process In Minnesota

Minnesota

Those in Minnesota charged with driving while intoxicated will now be ordered to obtain an alcohol ignition interlock device installed on their automobile to reduce their license suspension time-frame. It is a huge impact for drunk driving offenders. While the ignition interlock device offers certain helpful characteristics, it permits people having numerous infractions the chance [...]

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What happens if I fail the breath test?

Questions & Answers

A failed breath test will be recorded on the interlock device and downloaded at the monthly maintenance appointment. This data is viewed each month by your probation officer or a representative from DVS to verify compliance. After three non-compliant tests between service appointments, the device will notify the user of a pending “lock out” that [...]

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What happens if I forget to bring the device in for a service appointment?

Questions & Answers

The user is allowed a grace period. The time will start counting down hours from 120 (5 days). Five days after the deadline, the device will go into a service lock out, which requires the user to call the vendor to obtain a lock out code. Once entered, this code will allow the device to [...]

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What type of information is recorded on the interlock device? What happens to this information?

Questions & Answers

The device records data on the breath test, as well as information about how often the vehicle is used and the number of miles driven. When you take the vehicle to the vendor for monthly maintenance appointments, information is downloaded by a computer program for analysis. This allows the Department of Public Safety Driver and [...]

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What if we only have one vehicle in our family and have multiple drivers?

Questions & Answers

Someone else can drive your car when the ignition interlock has been installed; however, anyone who drives the vehicle must be able to pass the breath test. It is important to remember that you are responsible for all readings registered by the interlock, whether you are driving or not. We recommend that anyone who will [...]

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