Ignition Interlock Systems

What are Ignition Interlock Systems?

Getting a DUI can feel overwhelming.  But others have been there and survived, you can too. For most of us, being able to drive is vital to maintaining employment and meeting family and social obligations.  LifeSafer Ignition Interlock allow individuals to drive legally and continue to meet their responsibilities. This benefits the people charged with a DUI or OWI while at the same time helping to keep the roads safe for everyone. Ignition interlock devices are simple to operate and can help prevent future problems with the courts.

An ignition interlock system is a small electrical device similar in size to a mobile phone. It is designed to measure the breath alcohol of the driver. If the interlock device detects breath alcohol that is higher than the set limit, the vehicle will not start. If the driver’s breath alcohol is below the limit, the vehicle will operate normally During the course of driving, periodic tests will be required of the driver to insure they remain under the limit. This random test prevents a driver from using another person’s breath to start the car, or getting drunk after the car has been started.

Past interlock technology is no match for what is available with modern alcohol specific fuel-cell interlock devices. They won’t affect your capacity to operate your car as you normally would. The devices today are tamper proof and won’t cause an undue drain on your car battery. Ignition interlock laws are in place in all 50 states, and their use after a person is arrested or convicted of driving while under the influence is common.

A suspended or revoked driver’s license can be very disruptive to a person’s life and livelihood. Ignition interlock systems allow drivers to live their normal lives, and not disrupt the lives of their friends and family.