Ignition Interlock Laws in New Jersey

Lifesafer Ignition Interlock New Jersey

New Jersey laws state that first time DUI (driving under the influence) offenders whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .15% or higher, as well as offenders who refuse to submit to an alcohol test, must install an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicles for a period of six months to one year, starting immediately after license suspension has been served.

For repeat offenders, the interlock must be installed for a period of one to three years starting immediately after your mandatory license suspension period

  • When you are convicted of a DUI, you must immediately turn your license over to the court
  • New Jersey does not have a temporary or work license option. You may not drive while your license is suspended
  • The court may require you to install an IID even if your BAC was below .15%
  • For the duration of the interlock period, you may not drive any vehicle other than one in which an IID has been installed
  • If you’re convicted of a DUI you will be complete an Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) at an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center (IDRC)

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Additional Resources

New Jersey – Driving Under the Influence DUI
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission – Ignition Interlock FAQ’s
New Jersey – DUI Fines and Penalties