Starting a Vehicle With an Ignition Interlock In Cold Weather

Drivers who use ignition interlocks can experience difficulties in extreme  cold conditions.  Every LifeSafer Ignition Interlock device (or IID, BAIID or car breathalyzer) is certified to warm up within 3 minutes in temperatures as low…
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There’s No Such Thing as a Disabled Ignition Interlock

Every once in a while a news story comes up about a DUI offender who is arrested and found to have a disabled ignition interlock. Most recently, a man in Wellsville, Pennsylvania was arrested twice…
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My Luxury Car is My Baby. Will An Ignition Interlock Harm My Baby?

We know that some drivers out there really love their luxury and performance cars. If you’re passionate about your premium ride, and you’re required to install an ignition interlock, chances are you’ll be nervous — after all,…
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What Does My Ignition Interlock Really Cost? Less Than a Drink a Day.

People who are required to install an ignition interlock — as well as those who are considering installing one voluntarily for themselves or loved ones — are often concerned about the cost of the device. In fact,…
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What Really Happens If I Fail My Ignition Interlock Breath Test?

If you are going to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your car, you might be worried about what can happen if you fail the breath test (blow an alcohol reading above the…
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Teen Driver in Your Family?An Ignition Interlock Might Be Just the Ticket

You might be aware that courts often mandate an ignition interlock device (IID) for a DUI offender. Ignition interlocks, sometimes called car breathalyzers, prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. A…
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That Microbrew Might Be Stronger Than You Think

Beer has always been plentiful in the US – even when it was outlawed – but the beer landscape has changed in the past two decades. For most of the 20th Century there were national brands –…
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My Ignition Interlock Requires a Test While Driving – Is that Dangerous?

If you’re unfamiliar with ignition interlock devices — those  in car breathalyzers that prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking — you might think that they’re easy to bypass. “Just have…
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Is An Ignition Interlock an Opportunity?

Some may consider an ignition interlock in their car a  part of their punishment for a DUI conviction. They consider the device part of the DUI package: a fine, a stay in jail, perhaps an…
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Why You Just Can’t Fool an Ignition Interlock

Often news articles about the persistent problem of drunk driving mention ignition interlocks — devices that test your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when you blow into them. The devices are designed to prevent your car…
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