If your license has been suspended for a DUI in Vermont, you can apply for a Restricted Driving License (RDL) which allows you to drive provided you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle. You will receive a packet of information from the DMV in the mail.
Apply for an RDL at the Montpelier DMV office. Pay the $125 application fee, or $150 for an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL). Note: This is a yearly RDL renewal cost.
You will need an SR-22 or other proof of financial responsibility. An insurance agent can help you with this
You will need proof of enrollment in an alcohol and driving education program, approved by project CRASH. An authorized project CRASH agent will have to complete form TA-VL-81.
If your license was revoked, or has been expired 3 or more years, you must take the eye, written and driving exams prior to obtaining an RDL. Call 802-828-2061 for further information.
If you are taking your written test, then you will receive your RDL that day after you pass the test and provide all your documents. If not, you can come to the DMV and present your completed paperwork. You will be issued your RDL on the spot.
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 Vermont 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.