Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are installed in the cars of individuals who have been convicted of DUI under the law in almost American states. These devices make it possible for them to resume driving, as they control the ability of a driver to start the vehicle by monitoring BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) through a breath sample.
An IID analyzes the breath sample as soon as the car driver blows in the tube, to check whether alcohol is present in his or her body. The vehicle doesn’t start if BAC is more than 0.02 percent. If the BAC is less than or equal to 0.02 percent, the vehicle starts; however, the IID installed in it demands timely breath samples to continue to run the vehicle. If the driver doesn’t blow up in the tube and meet the minimum BAC criterion as and when demanded, an alarm gets started automatically and will keep on buzzing until the driver turns off the ignition.
Ignition Interlock System is Automatic
An ignition interlock system installed in a car is automatic and records each breath sample, BAC level and service check-ups. Those with a DUI conviction need to get it checked and serviced on regular basis, so that it works correctly until you regain your license. The ignition interlock device needs to be calibrated at regular intervals by a specialist, most preferably a company offering such services and is licensed under the state law.
Importance of Maintaining Your Ignition Interlock System
A poorly maintained ignition interlock system may show wrong BAC levels while testing your breath samples. This can provide misleading data to the Department of Licensing for your state, resulting in jeopardizing the status of your license. You might have to use an IID in your car for a longer period of time or your license might be cancelled on the account of breaking or revoking the law.
Therefore, it is of utmost importance to get your IID recalibrated on regular basis to get your suspended license back. The system can be uninstalled, allowing you to drive without any restrictions only if you maintain BAC less than 0.02 percent all through the restricted driving period.
Precautions to Take to Regain Your License
Things to Remember
Make sure all your compliances are in-time, so that you can regain your driver’s license right after the restricted driving period without any hassles.