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Have you recently gotten a DUI and a requirement to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in Florida?

You need to pick a reliable IID to install in your vehicle so you can get back on the road and back to your life as painless as possible. You’re looking for an IID to satisfy the legal requirements while giving you minimal hurdles to getting on with the rest of your life.

But this might be your first time with an IID. What do you need to know about IIDs, and how to get one for yourself?

If you’ve recently gotten a DUI or are required to have an IID device, Draeger is here for you.

What is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer which must be installed in your vehicle. It is connected directly to your ignition system, and analyzes the alcohol level in your breath to test your breath alcohol concentration. If your alcohol concentration is greater than the legal level, the interlock device will temporarily keep your vehicle from starting.

When Do You Need an Ignition Interlock Device?

Per section 316.193 of the Florida statutes, ignition interlock devices (IID) are mandatory for certain people who have been convicted of a DUI after July 1, 2002. But how do you know if you are one of them?

If this is your first DUI conviction in Florida, you will need an IID if you have been court-ordered to acquire one. If this is your first conviction, but you had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 or above, or a minor in your car at the time of arrest, you will need to obtain an IID and keep it within your vehicle for at least six months.

If this is your second conviction for drinking and driving in Florida, you will need to install an IID in your vehicle for at least a year, two years, if your BAL was 0.15 or above or if you had a minor in your car. For a third conviction, the IID requirement lasts two years. And if you have had four or more convictions, you are required to install a Florida IID and keep it for at least five years.

People who are required to install an IID must purchase their own device, though the court may allocate a portion of the fine paid to defray the costs of installation if you have trouble covering the costs.

The Draeger Interlock 7000

Our latest ignition interlock device, the Draeger Interlock 7000, is discrete, with a sleek design and rear mounted mouthpiece. It will distinguish between breath alcohol and mouthwash alcohol, so you needn’t fear unnecessary lockouts. Its intelligent camera can also detect different drivers, increasing its accuracy.

The Draeger Interlock 7000 is fast (we get you on the road in 10 seconds), easy, and operates even in extreme temperatures, so you can fit it into your life without extra hassle or pain.

How Much Does an Interlock Device Cost?

Fees for interlock devices vary from state to state. But here at Draeger we offer transparent, affordable pricing which includes not only installation of your device, but also reporting, maintenance, and service.

Getting a DUI is never fun, but it should not derail you in your life, work and play. If you are looking for a breathalyzer or IID in Florida, Draeger has the perfect IID for you. In fact, we have designed it to be so reliable and discrete you will hardly notice it is there, once it is installed.

Draeger has the perfect solution for your IID needs. For more information about the Draeger IID, contact ustoday!

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