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5 facts about ignition interlock device random retests

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 / By Carly Flaws

Ignition interlock devices are the most effective way to prevent drunk drivers from starting their vehicles. As interlock technology has evolved, mechanisms such as camera units and random retests have been implemented to help make the devices as accurate, safe and tamper-proof as possible. Learn more about ignition interlock device retests.

  1. Your ignition interlock device will beep loudly when a retest is required. You have time to pull off to the side of the road if you do not feel comfortable taking the test while driving. Intoxalock allows the driver a six-minute window to submit a retest after the device prompts you to provide a breath sample.
  2. Random retests are required with all state certified ignition interlock devices. They are the most effective way to ensure that the person operating the vehicle remains sober for the duration of their trip. Retests have been instrumental in helping to keep drunk drivers off the roads.
  3. A missed or failed retest will not turn off your vehicle. If you fail to provide a passing breath sample, your ignition interlock device will record a violation and your car horn and/or lights may activate, prompting you to pull over and turn your vehicle off. Once your vehicle is started, an ignition interlock device is incapable of turning it off, for safety reasons.
  4. With Intoxalock’s single button activation, retests are safe and easy to execute. You can blow into the device when prompted to without taking your eyes off the road.
  5. Ignition interlocks save lives and safety is the most important factor to us. If you do not feel comfortable providing a retest while driving, Intoxalock will get you the additional training you need.

We’re in this together – Learning to use your interlock

Intoxalock ignition interlock device retestsWhen you get your ignition interlock installed, a certified technician will train you on operating your device. They will be there to answer any questions you may have. If you still do not feel comfortable operating your interlock, you can return to any installer for additional help.

Intoxalock representatives are available 24/7 to walk you through how to operate your device. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. With proper training, ignition interlock devices are extremely easy to operate and random retests are safe, effective ways to keep our roads safe.

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Carly Flaws

Carly Flaws

Marketing Manager at Intoxalock
Carly has been with Intoxalock for three years and oversees branding, strategy, and creative development.

Filed Under: Drunk Driving,Ignition Interlock Devices

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