Sunday, September 24th, 2023

What is an interlock ignition device, and will I have to use one if I am convicted?

An interlock ignition device is installed into a vehicle to check the driver’s breath before he or she can start the vehicle. It is a tool used in Ontario to rehabilitate many drivers who are returning to the road after a drinking and driving conviction.

If you are convicted of impaired driving in Ontario, there will likely be a period wherein you will have to use an interlock ignition device before you can go back to regular driving. The driver has to pay for installation and rental fees, which is not cheap – it’s best to try and get your charges dismissed or dropped, so that you can avoid being in this situation.

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