Ignition Interlock Installation | Maryland

What is Ignition Interlock Installation? 

Ignition interlock installation is what you have to go through when you’ve been ordered to install an IID. It’s a device that’s installed in your vehicle to prevent you from drinking and driving. The ignition interlock connects to the engine and controls the power and control circuits. In order to enable these circuits and thus be able to turn on and drive your car you have to pass a breathalyzer test. If your Breath Alcohol Content, or BrAC, is within a preset limit the car will start. If the device detects an amount over that limit, the ignition will remain locked and the failed test will be recorded in compliance with legal requirements. You will have to install an ignition interlock device on every car you plan to drive during your time in the ignition interlock program.

Maryland Laws Regarding Ignition Interlock Installation

In Maryland, ignition interlock installation is mandated via a court order. The ignition interlock program is a way to allow you to continue to drive after a DUI conviction by monitoring your BrAC before you’re allowed to start your car. This program serves the dual purpose of keeping you and the public safe while also restoring some driving privileges to you while you’re in the program. In Maryland, you must test below 0.025% on the ignition interlock device before you can start your car. Of course, it is advisable not to drink at all while in the program. Also be aware that mouthwash, toothpaste, and similar products can read as alcohol, so beware of your daily habits, as well.

Where to Have Ignition Interlock Installation Completed in Maryland

It’s critical that you only have your IID device installed by a state-approved vendor in Maryland who can follow the court order, monitor your progress, submit reports, provide training and routine maintenance, and remove your device when the time comes. The list of ALCOLOCK locations in Maryland below are all locations where you can find trained ALCOLOCK technicians who would can install your device and train you on its use so you can remain in compliance.

What to Expect at an Ignition Interlock Installation in Maryland

Your ALCOLOCK installation appointment can be made over the phone and scheduled within two days of ALCOLOCK receiving verification that you need the device. The appointment will consist of the installation, training, and scheduling your first follow-up maintenance appointment. You’ll have to come in regularly, usually monthly, until your time in the ignition interlock program is over. Once you are able to remove the device, we’ll be happy to complete the removal process, as well.

ALCOLOCK has many locations across the United States. We’re happy to help you get back on the road – and on the path to success. Take your first step forward by scheduling your ignition interlock installation with one of our approved vendors in Maryland today. The list below can help you choose the Maryland ALCOLOCK location that’s closest to you.