For the purposes of these rules, the following definitions apply:
We strongly suggest that you notify your installer before performing vehicle maintenance, service or repairs that would involve starting or driving your vehicle or disconnecting the battery. Your auto repair technician can contact your installer for specific instructions on how to avoid recording erroneous violations.
The vehicle will not start and the IID will enter a short lockout period of a few minutes. This lockout period allows an opportunity for the alcohol to dissipate from the mouth and for you to consider the reason for the failed breath alcohol test, for example; is the failure a result of the use of mouthwash, cough syrup, etc., or as a result of consuming too much alcohol. The IID will record the failure, which will be noted in the data report. If you make 3 attempts to start a vehicle with a BAC of .04 or above, your IID requirements will be extended for a period of 3 months.
The device will give you a reminder 7 days prior to a scheduled service date, followed by a warning to obtain service within 5 days. If you fail to bring your vehicle to the installer for service within those 5 days, the IID will place your vehicle in a permanent lockout state; the vehicle would have to be towed to the installer for service before you can operate it again. Failure to bring your car in for service will result in an extension of your RDL requirements.
Yes. When the IID is serviced every 30 days, the installer forwards the data reports to DMV. If the data report indicates a failure to comply with any of the interlock program requirements, it may result in an extension of your RDL requirements.
The IID collects and stores the information below, which is reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Corrections. This information is also provided to Project CRASH.
Yes. Once installed in your vehicle, the IID must be calibrated and inspected by a certified installer, or “swapped out” (if applicable), every 30 days for the duration of the terms and requirements of an RDL. The inspection is done to make sure the IID is working properly and to detect any issues of non-compliance. At the time of inspection, the installer will: