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Optimizing your experience with an ignition interlock device

A DUI might feel like the end of the world, but there are things you can do to mitigate its consequences. Depending on the severity of your situation, you might qualify to have an ignition interlock device.

Knowing how to optimize your experience with this resource can help you maintain your driving privileges and your independence.


You must meet certain qualifications to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car. Even then, you cannot hire just anyone to do the job. You cannot even install one yourself. According to the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, only installers certified with the state can legally install an interlock in your vehicle. Going around these requirements in any manner could result in a longer suspension of your license.


Using an ignition interlock device requires you to breathe into an apparatus inside your vehicle. Based on what you provide, the instrument will produce a BAC reading. If yours remains under the legal limit your vehicle will turn on. A non-compliant reading will prevent your car from starting. Tampering with the device in any way can have costly consequences.


Even if you feel you no longer need your device, you cannot remove it on your own. You will need to fully meet the expectations provided you. Once complete, you will need to collaborate with a certified provider to have the device removed.

Using an ignition interlock device the right way allows you a chance to continue driving. During this time, you can develop healthier, safer habits and continue pursuing your goals. Seeking the help of a certified provider to install and remove your device, as well as using it properly throughout the entirety of your term will make a considerable difference in your experience.