What is an ignition interlock device?
An ignition interlock device (IID) integrates breath alcohol testing with your vehicle's ignition system. Prior to starting your vehicle, you will need to submit a breath sample into the hand held portion of the device that tests for the presence of alcohol. Once a passing breath sample is provided, the ignition will be unlocked and the vehicle will start.
How does an ignition interlock device work?
While ignition interlock devices vary, generally they require the user to blow into the device to provide a breath sample in order to test the user's breath alcohol concentration (BrAC). The technology within the device measures the sample and provides a reading to the user if the alcohol detected is greater than the programmed BrAC limit.
How much does an ignition interlock device cost?
The cost of an ignition interlock device can start at as little as $3 per day. The cost of the device varies with the features that are required as well as how long the device is required to be installed. In order to find the best option for your price range, contact a DUICare agent to find an installer.
How long will I need an ignition interlock device?
The length of time required for an ignition interlock device varies from state to state and can depend on the degree of the offense. Call a DUICare agent to provide you with more information about ignition interlock requirements.
What if I don't own a vehicle?
Your ignition interlock device requirement will likely not go away--even if you don't own a vehicle. Call a DUICare agent at (833) 989-1443 to help you navigate your ignition interlock device requirements.
Is financial assistance available?
Financial assistance options differ from state to state.Our DUICare agents can provide you with more specific information on financial assistance options.
What is SR-22 insurance?
SR-22 insurance, also known as an SR-22 or a Certificate of Financial Responsibility, is high-risk insurance for those who have been convicted of a DUI/OWI. It is provided to the department of motor vehicles in order to prove you meet the state's minimum liability requirements.
Do I have to own a car in order to have SR-22 insurance?
An SR-22 requirement is not dependent on whether or not you own a vehicle. SR-22 policies have a non-owners policy for those who don't have a vehicle. Contact a DUICare agent for more information on SR-22 policies.
Will I need to take alcohol education classes?
Depending on your state's requirements, you may need to take alcohol education courses to fulfill your DUI requirements. Our DUICare agents can help you figure out what classes you need and where you can take the classes. Call now to learn more.
How long will my license be suspended?
The length of your license suspension can vary state by state. Other factors such as previous DUIs, or refusal to give a sample can increase the length of your license suspension. Reach out to a DUICare agent to get more information specific to your situation.
What if I received my DUI in a different state than I live in?
If you received a DUI in a different state than you live in, you will need to check with requirements of the state where the DUI occurred to see what steps need to be taken. Call DUICare at (833) 989-1443 to get more information specific to your situation.