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.
Pennsylvania Laws Regarding Ignition Interlock Installation
In Pennsylvania, ignition interlock installation is mandated via a court order. Even after your first DUI conviction you’ll have to serve a license suspension period of a year. However, during that time you may be able to apply for an Occupational Limited License or OLL. To obtain an OLL, you’ll have to pay a $50 fee, provide proof of insurance, complete the DL-15 form, and, in most cases, agree to have an ignition interlock installed in your vehicle for the duration of your suspension. Depending on how many prior convictions you’ve had and your BAC at the time of arrest, you may also have to pay fines of up to $10,000, serve jail time up to five years, and provide proof of having attended and completed a state-approved alcohol treatment program. Consult your attorney to find out the specifics of your case and what you’re required to do.
Where to Have Ignition Interlock Installation Completed in Pennsylvania
It’s critical that you only have your IID device installed by a state-approved vendor in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
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, throughout the period of time during which you are mandated to have the IID installed. Once you have served out your time, we’ll remove the device for you, 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 Pennsylvania today. The list below can help you choose the Pennsylvania ALCOLOCK location that’s closest to you.