Your license is taken until court hearing date. Trials take place 60 days at the earliest. Upon conviction, your license is suspended for 30, 60 or 90 days up 1 year or longer, based on the severity of the charge. Do not drive while your license is suspended.
Thirty days prior to your restoration eligibility date, PennDOT will mail you a Restoration Requirements Letter. You can also log in the PennDOT website and access your restoration requirements letter. This letter includes an application for the ignition interlock license. You should complete the application for the Ignition Interlock License and send it to PennDOT as quickly as possible.
Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. Ask about discounts and special offers.
Bring current registration to the installation. If you’re not the registered owner, the owner will need to be at the installation, or you will need a notarized permission slip from the owner saying that it’s okay to install the interlock. Bring proof of insurance and the Restoration Requirements letter from PennDOT and Form DL-21SC form (Self-Certification of Vehicle(s) Owned/Operated).
Once the installation is complete and the service provider has filled out the form, fax it to LifeSafer at 855-282-6357 or scan the completed form and email it to LSPA@lifesafer.com. LifeSafer will verify the information against the PennDOT vehicle database. Once we determine that you either don’t own any vehicles or that the device has been installed on all applicable vehicles, the information is sent to PennDOT.
If the restoration requirements have been met and the application for the Ignition Interlock License was received, PennDOT will restore your driving privilege and issue your Ignition Interlock License.
An interlock is about $3 per day on average. What you are paying for goes beyond the device, however. Our IIDs 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 customers. Your local authorized Pennsylvania 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.