Ignition Interlock Systems
What are Ignition Interlock Systems?
Getting a DUI can feel overwhelming. Receiving a court order to install an ignition interlock system in your vehicle is actually a positive because it allows you to maintain or regain your driving privileges. 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 cell 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 systems are becoming the norm in almost every state in the country. Many states have enacted compulsory interlock device laws.
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.
An ignition interlock system is a safe and fair system for both the driver and the public.