What Is an Ignition Interlock Device?
An ignition interlock device or IID is a small breathalyzer connected to your vehicle’s ignition system. The ignition interlock device when blown into will measure the amount of alcohol in your breath to determine if your vehicle can be started.
The ignition interlock device from Norcal Interlock is an easy and simple tool to get you back on the road to freedom. If you’ve been convicted of a drunk driving offence DUI then in most cases you’ll be required to install an ignition interlock device. Based on your DUI offense the court can require you to install the ignition interlock device to your vehicle. Please review the California State Ignition Interlock Laws here
The interlock device is calibrated when installed and when you ready to start your vehicle you’ll blow into the interlock device and if the device reads passed you’ll be able to start your vehicle.
To ensure a sober driver is behind the wheel, the interlock device also requires rolling retests at intervals while you are driving. Any retest you take, whether pass or fail, will be reported to your monitoring authority.
The ignition interlock system records information such as dates, times, test results, engine runs, and engine stops. This data goes to authorities required by your local jurisdiction. Typically, the ignition interlock is monitored and calibrated at our Norcal Interlock service center every 30 to 60 days.