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Interlock Device Lockout
If your vehicle has an ignition interlock device, you’ll need to test for alcohol on your breath before driving and possibly at random points during your commute. So, what happens if you fail an interlock device test? What should you do in case of an ignition interlock device lockout? And what are the ignition interlock lockout penalties?
What Is an Interlock Device Lockout?
Ignition interlock devices are intended to prevent you from driving if you are under the influence of alcohol. If you fail a breath test, your device will enter into a temporary lockout mode. Please note, there are a few other factors that could also cause an ignition interlock device lockout.
What to Do During a Lockout?
If you experience a temporary lockout as a result of a failed test, either before starting your vehicle or during a random re-test, wait for the displayed amount of time and take the test again. If you haven’t consumed anything with alcohol and are still failing the breath test, contact your service center or the ignition interlock device monitor.
If you’re experiencing a service lockout, your car will not start until your device is serviced. Call your local service center and let them know what’s happening. Make sure you note the alerts you see on your device and any other information that will help your service technician assist you.
Ignition Interlock Lockout Penalties
Each state has different laws concerning ignition interlock lockout penalties for failed tests. This includes how many failed tests you’re allowed before triggering a temporary lockout, and how you should report failed tests. When your ignition interlock device is installed, make sure you know what your state’s specific requirements are in case of a failed test.
At Draeger, we provide you with ignition interlock devices that are reliable and easy to use. Contact us today for more information about our ignition interlock devices and any questions you have about ignition interlock device lockouts.
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