Ignition Interlock Device

What is it? Will I have to install one in my car? How much does that cost?

Beginning in 2012, the Oregon legislature added an ignition interlock device requirement to the diversion program, such that, while you are in the program and car your drive must be equipped with the ignition interlock device. You must blow into this device each time you start your vehicle and within about 5 minutes of being prompted for a blow while driving. This is one enforcement mechanism the state has to make sure diversion participants are abstaining from alcohol during the program. You pay the cost to install, rent and maintain this device, which comes out to approximately $70 per month.

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