Been in trouble lately? Don’t worry, we have you covered. An alcohol ignition interlock device, as its name indicates, is a device that monitors a driver’s blood alcohol level. When someone is charged with DUI or has a substance abuse problem, they are required to wear this device. It is both a safety device and a precautionary device that is utilized by both the state and the individual to keep them and their surroundings safe. Even if it seems like it would take forever to acquire an IID, we’re here to help.
Many alcohol interlock installers perform the installation because it is legally bound, that no individual install or remove an alcohol ignition interlock. This is done to ensure that the device installed is done properly, in order to maintain the safety measures in check.
The alcohol ignition interlock generally works by being attached to the vehicle’s ignition, such that before starting the automobile, the driver must complete the test to ensure that the driver is sober. If the test is passed, the automobile will start and you will be on your way. However, if the test fails, the automobile seizes and enters lockdown mode. The automobile will now only start if the test is passed within a certain amount of time.
Even when the automobile begins, there are rolling checks that are performed during the journey. It is ensured that the initial test is taken by the driver and not by anyone else; such tests are conducted after a specified period and the motorist is forced to either slow down or stop at the side and take the test. If this fails, the vehicle will start up to notify others, that is, the horn and headlights will go off, however this is a safety device and will only alarm others until the car is stopped.
While deployed, alcohol ignition interlocks minimize repeat offences for driving while intoxicated (DWI) by around 70%.
Flaca: “A test? Shit, I suck at taking tests! I get all itchy and anxious. I can’t think straight.”
Blanca: “That’s just an excuse for being stupid.”
Yes no more pop references now. But Ignition interlock devices are not tests, but rather basic checks to guarantee the driver’s and others’ safety. It’s like having your own personal breathalyzer. Something akin to your own smart watch that tells you your heart rate.
Although, if the car has a smart interlock system, installing an alcohol ignition interlock will deactivate the smart system, allowing control of the ignition system. So, for the time being, the watch will not be smart, but it will ensure that the battery never runs out.
We at Alco Alert are here to help. Whatever your vehicle type, we will discover the ideal ignition interlock device. We provide the most cost-effective but qualified and dependable service to assist you and your car in adjusting to this new normal. For further information, please contact us right away!
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