An ignition interlock is a small handheld device that measures the amount of alcohol in the user’s breath. If the device registers over the pre-set limit, the vehicle will not start. If the driver’s breath test is below the pre-set limit, the vehicle will start. The interlock device needs to be serviced and calibrated at an authorized service center regularly.
Interlock programs vary by state but in general, they all require some combination of the following: obtain a special license, install the device, test-taking, device calibration, results reported to monitoring agencies, compliance, and removal upon completion.
An interlock tests for the presence of alcohol in your breath. If it detects alcohol, it prevents your car from starting. While you will be required to take periodic tests during your drive, an interlock will never stop your car while you are driving.
Local auto-related service shops have received extensive training from our dedicated operations team. They install and service your leased LifeSafer interlock.
Here’s what you need to consider when selecting an interlock provider.