Ignition Interlock is a device installed in a motor vehicle, which prevents the ignition from starting unless the driver blows a satisfactory breath sample into the device. If the alcohol concentration of the breath sample exceeds 0.05, the motor vehicle engine will not start.
Section 316.193, Florida Statutes, requires ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of persons convicted of DUI. The ignition interlock program affects anyone convicted of DUI after July 1, 2002 upon eligibility of reinstatement for driver license.
A person convicted of DUI who applies to the FL DHSMV for driver license reinstatement will be directed to an ignition interlock provider. The ignition interlock device must be installed on the vehicle prior to receiving a license.
Costs to the Defendant:
The average cost to the convicted person for installation of an ignition interlock device is $70.00 and for monthly monitoring and calibration is $65.00-$75.00
Ignition Interlock Device Fees:
|First Conviction||If court ordered|
|First Conviction if 0.20 or minor in car||Up to 6 months|
|Second Conviction||At least 1 year|
|Second Conviction is 0.20 or minor in car||At least 2 years|
|Third Conviction||At least 2 years|
|Dui Manslaughter||At least 2 years|
The Florida Safety Council will act on behalf of the DHSMV to insure uniformity and consistency of the implementation of the ignition interlock program throughout Orange, Osceola, Brevard, and Seminole Counties. Approved by the state of Florida. MAY BE COURT ORDERED.
Upon referral from DHSMV, the Florida Safety Council will discuss issues related to Ignition Interlock Device (IID) violations with the offender in order to prevent future violations. For second time referrals, the client must meet monthly with an evaluator to discuss IID results and an ongoing plan to prevent IID violations for the remainder of their IID requirement. For third time referrals, the client will be provided a list of treatment agencies to choose from.
Appointments are scheduled by enrolling at any of our Brevard, Orange, Osceola, or Seminole County locations.