Q: ONCE I HAVE MY IGNITION INTERLOCK INSTALLED AM I REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE MVD?
A: Yes. You are required to remit an “Install Verification” document, supplied to you at time of install, to MVD. You will not be credited for the time on the program until you supply the MVD with your install verification document. DON’T DELAY
Q: CAN THE IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE SHUT MY CAR OFF WHILE I AM DRIVING?
A: No. The ignition interlock device is not capable of turning your vehicle off while you are driving. This would be extremely dangerous. The ignition interlock can only prevent you from starting your vehicle.
Q: DOES ARIZONA LAW REQUIRE ME TO BLOW INTO THE INTERLOCK WHILE MY CAR IS RUNNING?
A: Yes. The Ignition interlock device will request “Running Tests” while the vehicle is running. Arizona allows 6 minutes for the test to be taken after the driver is prompted for a test. If you do not feel safe taking a breath test while driving you can pull off the road to a safe area and administer the breath test.
Q: IS THERE A REQUIREMENT ON HOW OFTEN I HAVE TO DRIVE MY VEHICLE?
A: Some interlock companies might have their own policies or requirements. However, the state of Arizona does not currently have a mileage requirement. You are required to drive the vehicle to the ignition interlock provider for monitoring the device.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR THE IGNITION INTERLOCK 6 MONTH DEFERMENT?
A: Eligibility for a 6 month deferments requires: The DUI citation was issued after January 1 2012, was a 1st time offense, was not an extreme DUI, there was not an accident or property damage associated with the DUI, completion of 16 hours of counseling, violations of the interlock program were not issued during the first 6 months of the program.
Q: DO CERTAIN FOODS AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES GIVE FALSE POSITIVE FAILS.
A: All of the interlock devices in the state of Arizona use fuel cell technology. Most foods will not register an alcohol reading. However, certain foods contain alcohol substrates, like sugar alcohol a low calorie sweetener. These readings are almost always too low to cause an issue. To insure there are no issues make sure you have a clean mouth cavity (absence of food in your mouth) before providing a breath sample.
Q: CAN I GET AN EARLY START ON THE INTERLOCK PROGRAM BY HAVING IT INSTALLED RIGHT AWAY; BEFORE I AM ELIGIBLE?
A: No. You must wait until Motor Vehicle Division says you’re eligible. If you do put the device on early, the time will not count toward your program.
Q: DO I HAVE TO OWN THE VEHICLE THAT I INSTALL THE IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE IN?
A: No. QuickStart Ignition Interlock simply needs a permission form to be filled out and signed by the registered owner.