Ignition Interlock Device

IID Program Services

Section 316.193, Florida Statutes, requires ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of certain persons convicted of DUI.

The ignition interlock program affects those arrested and convicted of DUI after July 1, 2002, upon eligibility of reinstatement for a permanent or restricted driver license. The ignition interlock device is also required when a driver convicted of DUI applies for a restricted license for work or business purposes (s. 322.271, F.S )

If the person is otherwise eligible, a driver license will be issued with a "P" restriction indicating interlock device is required. The required time period for interlock officially begins on the day the "P" interlock restriction is issued

Court Reporting Requirements

Most courts electronically report DUI convictions to the department. The court order should reflect both the time of suspension and the interlock requirement. Please check with your clerk of court to verify that the electronic reporting from your court includes this ignition interlock requirement.

Indigency Guidelines

If the court determines that the convicted person is unable to pay for the installation of the ignition interlock device, the court may order that a portion of the fine paid by the person for a violation of section 316.193 be allocated to defray the costs of installing the device. [s.316.1937(2)(d), Florida Statutes]

Basic Specifications of the Device

- Fuel cell technology

- Prevents the start of the vehicle with breath sample above 0.05

- Equipped with rolling retest capable of random testing while the car is running

- Data collected through web-based reporting with access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

- Strictly user funded

Section 316.193, Florida Statutes Requires Ignition Interlock Devices to be Installed on the Vehicles of Persons Convicted of DUI.




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