Illinois Ignition Interlock DUI Laws

Illinois Interlock Process

If this is your 2nd or higher offense you will be applying for a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP). Multiple DUI arrests will require either a formal or informal hearing. Informal hearings will be at regional Drivers Services facilities. Formal hearings are requested in writing with a $50 filing fee.

How do I get a Illinois Restricted Driving Permit with an Ignition Interlock?

  • If your license was suspended as a result of a conviction, you must apply for a restricted driving permit at the court in which you were convicted.

  • Complete any alcohol/drug education and/or treatment programs as ordered by the court.

  • Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. Ask about money-saving offers and discounts!

  • File proof of financial responsibility (SR-22 form) prior to reinstatement. Pay a $500 reinstatement fee. Pass the driver’s license exam.

Ignition Interlock Cost

How much does an interlock cost in Illinois?

A breath alcohol ignition interlock (BAIID) is about $3 per day on average in Illinois, but what you are paying for goes beyond the device. LifeSafer BAIIDs are tested and calibrated for accuracy before ever going out the door.

Our customer service and reporting specialists are also part of LifeSafer’s value to our customers. Your Illinois installation center is constantly updating their training and calibration service so your program runs smoothly and we can install an interlock on any vehicle. There is a lot riding on your device working properly and LifeSafer invests in accuracy and ease of use.

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