An interlock device can make the driving experience safer, but who are the people that should be interlock device users? Most people think of these devices in connection to DUIs and DWIs, but can people without these convictions use interlock devices, too? The short answer is yes. Several different situations can lead to an interlock device installation. We’ve listed a few of those situations below. If you’ve found yourself in any of these situations, we can help you get a device installed.
Getting Your License Back
After a DUI or DWI conviction, a person can lose his or her license. While this penalty does make the roads safer, it also leaves people without a way to get to their jobs. That’s where the interlock device comes in to play. This device acts as a breathalyzer for the car. When the driver breathes into it with an acceptable blood alcohol level, the car will start. If the driver has an elevated blood alcohol content, the car will not start for 60 minutes. Many drivers can get their licenses back by agreeing to have an interlock device installed.
Parents and Children
Some situations involving parents and children call for one of these devices. For example, some parents may want to install the device for their teenage children, ensuring that new drivers don’t get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Occasionally, adults have ordered a device for aging parents who may have developed new drinking habits. In both instances, these devices serve as a precautionary measure to prevent harm to loved ones and other people on the roadways.
Sometimes, an interlock device can help divorced parents settle on a custody agreement for their children. Spouses that have a history of drunk or erratic driving may agree or be court-ordered to install such a device if he or she plans to drive the children anywhere. These types of interlock device users can help reassure the children’s other parent and additional family members that the children will stay safe. With an interlock device agreement, custody battles may become shorter and smoother with less arguing, which can help children adjust to their new circumstances.
Whatever your reason for needing an interlock device, if you do need one, we’re here to help. Interlock Device of New Jersey will treat you with respect and dignity as we install your new device and teach you how to use it. Contact us today if you need to schedule an appointment. We’ll have you back on the road as soon as possible.