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If you’ve been convicted of a DUI in Oregon, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. At Lifesafer, we understand that navigating the requirements of the Oregon ignition interlock program can be confusing and overwhelming. That’s why we offer expert advice and exceptional customer service to help you through the process. Here are some frequently asked questions about Oregon’s ignition interlock program and how Lifesafer can help. Below are some frequently asked questions about Oregon Ignition Interlock, along with detailed links within the post.
Q: What is an ignition interlock device?
A: An ignition interlock device (IID) is basically a car breathalyzer. Before you can start your car, you must blow into the device and register a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) below a certain threshold. If your BAC is above the limit, the car won’t start.
Q: Who is required to install an ignition interlock device in Oregon?
A: In Oregon, anyone convicted of a DUI is required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. The length of time that the device must be installed depends on the number of prior DUI convictions and the BAC level at the time of the offense.
Q: How do I get an ignition interlock device installed?
A: Lifesafer is a top-rated state-approved ignition interlock provider in Oregon. Our interlock experts will help you through the process of installing the device in your vehicle, and we’ll provide you with the necessary documentation to submit to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to reinstate your driving privileges. you can read more about the steps to license recovery in Oregon here. If you need to switch interlock providers in Oregon, you can learn more here.
Q: How much does an ignition interlock device cost in Oregon?
A: The cost of an ignition interlock device varies depending on the provider and the length of time you are required to have the device installed. At Lifesafer, we offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options to fit your budget.
Q: Can I remove the ignition interlock device before the required time is up?
A: No. Removing the device before the required time is up is a violation of your probation and can result in further legal consequences.
Q: What happens if I violate the ignition interlock requirements?
A: Violating the ignition interlock requirements can result in additional fines, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time. It’s important to follow the program requirements to avoid further legal trouble.
Q: How often do I need to have my ignition interlock device serviced?
A: You must have your device serviced every 60 days or as required by your provider. At Lifesafer, we offer convenient appointment scheduling with our easy to use online system, and prompt service to ensure that your device stays calibrated and functioning properly.
Q: Can I drive any vehicle with an ignition interlock device installed?
A: No. You are only permitted to drive the vehicle with the ignition interlock device installed. If you need to drive another vehicle, you must have the device installed in that vehicle as well.
If you have any additional questions about ignition interlock devices in Oregon, don’t hesitate to contact Lifesafer. We work hard to maintain our Trust Pilot rating and make the process of getting and maintaining an IID as easy as possible. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team and interlock experts are here to help you every step of the way.
You can learn more about Oregon IID state laws here. Expert Advice and Exceptional Customer Service from Lifesafer 800-276-9593.