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.
Vermont Laws Regarding Ignition Interlock Installation
In Vermont, ignition interlock installation is mandated via a court order. Vermont law states that your license will be suspended even after a first offense. You have to serve out 30 days of your license suspension. However, after those 30 days you may be able to apply for a restricted license and install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. This can enable you to restore some of your driving privileges while you’re serving out your suspension. You will have to pay $125 for the license, and depending on your specific situation you may also have to attend alcohol treatment courses, provide proof of financial responsibility via an SR-22 form, and complete other actions as assigned by your court order. Consult with your attorney for the most accurate information as it applies to your particular case.
Where to Have Ignition Interlock Installation Completed in Vermont
It’s critical that you only have your IID device installed by a state-approved vendor in Vermont who can follow the court order, monitor your progress, submit reports, provide training and routine maintenance, and remove your device when the time comes.
What to Expect at an Ignition Interlock Installation in Vermont
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 Vermont today. The list below can help you choose the Vermont ALCOLOCK location that’s closest to you.