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I Have an Ignition Interlock in My Vehicle. What If I Stall?

One thing you’ll have noticed is that the breath test does take a bit of time. You need to let the device warm up. Blow for 5 seconds, then wait for the breath analysis and the go-ahead.

But what if your car stalls in the middle of traffic? Will you have to take the test in the middle of an intersection with everyone honking?

Stall Protection

Most ignition interlocks, including all of LifeSafer’s devices, have something called Stall Protection. If your engine stalls – perhaps a shifting problem or another mishap – you have a certain amount of time to start it again without needing a test. Depending on your state, it could be 2 to 5 minutes. During this period you can restart your car without having to perform a test.

It always takes some time to when using an ignition interlock device before you can drive confidently with it. LifeSafer engineers interlocks not just to be accurate and reliable, but also to be as user-friendly — so you can get behind the wheel and get on with your life.