LifeSafer Ignition Interlock


How do I get an interlock license?

To check the status of your driver’s license or to determine if you are eligible for reinstatement, visit the Texas License Eligibility website. This page will provide you with information on what you will need to reinstate your driver’s license or driving privilege, including any fees you may owe. Once all compliance items have been processed and your mandatory suspension period has ended, your driver eligibility status will be updated to reflect “eligible”.

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Information on Texas DWI and Ignition Interlock Laws

Administrative and Judicial

Texas law usually allows you to drive immediately and avoid suspension by installing an ignition interlock. Your probation or parole officer will advise you of any pretrial need for an ignition interlock.

If you are convicted of a DWI in Texas (a court finds you guilty or you enter a plea agreement), you will be subject to jail time. Penalties are enhanced for multiple offenses and operating under the influence with a child passenger. Visit for detailed information.

A restricted interlock license authorizes you to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device (IID). When the department receives a court order restricting your ability to operate a motor vehicle equipped with an IID, your driving privilege will be canceled unless an IID is obtained and installed on your vehicle and/or any vehicle you use, and a restricted interlock license is obtained. The cancellation takes effect on the 30th day from the date the department provides you with notice.

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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Benefits of installing an interlock as early as possible: The incentive is obtaining driving privileges. 

How much does an ignition interlock cost in Texas?

The cost of an ignition interlock (IID) in Texas is similar to the national average of roughly $3 per day. It’s good to be cost-conscious, but there is much to consider when shopping around for a car breathalyzer. A LifeSafer interlock device goes beyond the purchase price with unbeatable customer service and installation expertise that makes our devices the best value and quality in the industry.

Every blow and go device LifeSafer makes goes through a rigorous quality control process in which it is tested and precision calibrated before it goes out the door. Then technicians at our Texas installation centers use their continuous training in the latest installation techniques and calibration protocols so that every installation proceeds smoothly, no matter what vehicle you drive. Best of all, we have an experienced team of customer service professionals and reporting specialists, ready and waiting to help you with whatever issues arise.

At LifeSafer, we know how important this process is. That is why we are committed to providing quality products, professional installation, and first-rate customer service so that your program is a success.

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