IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective July 1, 2020, Kentucky Ignition Interlock/DUI Law will be changing. Here’s a summary of the changes:
The change in this law will make the use of ignition interlock devices a choice, but that choice is highly incentivized. Basically, choosing an interlock means a decrease in the duration of the program (see below). Call LifeSafer today at 800-634-3077 for full details and to get started on your interlock program.
*Ability to choose between a longer suspension period or a shorter Ignition Interlock program. Avoid driving on a suspended license. It comes with a penalty of at least 90 days in jail and an increase of license suspension time of 6 months.
If you have not completed the alcohol treatment classes prior to the completion of the IID program, your license will be suspended until the required classes have been completed.
To apply for an Ignition Interlock License and device (IID), you must obtain a court order.
Obtain, complete, and submit the Ignition Interlock Application to a Division of Driver Licensing Regional Field Office along with the following documents: Proof of Kentucky insurance, Proof of Kentucky registration (along with a notarized letter from the owner of the vehicle(s) to be driven is/are not registered in the applicant’s name), Proof of Kentucky Court Order, $40.00 Non-Refundable fee
You will be provided a receipt and an eligibility letter to be used for installation.
Bring the eligibility letter, court order, and physician’s statement (if applicable) to your installation appointment.
Take the Certificate of Installation (provided by LifeSafer) to the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the county of the violation. Some fees may apply.
The LifeSafer ignition interlock (IID) in Kentucky, is about $3 per day, which is well within the national average.
Affordability is important, but so is the reliability and accuracy of the device itself. A successful program involves a quality device, plus customer support and having a certified service technician at a location that is convenient for you. That’s where LifeSafer stands out.
LifeSafer’s devices are both NHTSA and ISO certified. What that means to you is each device is precision tested and calibrated for perfect accuracy before it ever goes out to the shop. A more reliable, accurate device means less of a hassle with false positives and equipment that malfunctions.
Your Certified Service Technician has completed 40 hours of training, has been evaluated, and receives continued support from full-time LifeSafer staff. They will work with you to provide exceptional service during your interlock program from start to finish.
If you do need assistance at any time during your interlock program, our Customer Support Center is open 24/7/365. Our team of Customer Support Experts are there to answer your questions and get you the help you need, when you need it. Our Reporting Specialists make sure your information is transmitted to your monitoring agency accurately and safely.
LifeSafer is a package deal. You aren’t getting just a device, you’re getting a team of dedicated individuals who have one goal – to help you successfully complete your interlock program safely and quickly.
The state of Kentucky uses DUI and DWI interchangeably. If you operate a vehicle while being impaired due to alcohol or other substances, including prescription or illegal drugs, driving under the influence (DUI) in Kentucky may result in a court order for an ignition interlock device (IID). For those under the age of 21, any trace of alcohol can warrant an arrest, as KY has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving. Offenders with two or more convictions must forfeit their license plates during their suspension.
For more detailed information on Kentucky DUI/DWI laws, check the official Drive Kentucky website.
Every situation and state is unique, please consult with your attorney or your state licensing authority to confirm your requirements and obligations.
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Use the Kentucky License Recovery Checklist to make sure you complete everything required in order to get your ignition interlock installed.
Before you go for your installation appointment, use our installation checklist to make sure you have all your information in one place that you will need when you get there.
We email and text reminders before each appointment to help you stay on track. If you can’t make your appointment, please call us more than 24 hours in advance to avoid potential missed appointment fees.