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Maryland’s Ignition Interlock Program

What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

An Ignition interlock device (IID) is a tool used to prevent drunk driving in the state of Maryland by testing offenders’ sobriety before and while operating their vehicle. The IID interferes with the car’s ignition system to measure alcohol concentration before triggering the starter and repeatedly while on the road to confirm that alcohol concentration levels have not risen. Drivers must blow into the mouthpiece of the hand-held breathalyzer installed in their vehicle and pass minimum concentration requirements before the vehicle will start. In the state of Maryland, participants must blow below a blood alcohol concentration of 0.025. At random intervals on the road, anywhere between 20 and 40 minutes, the IID will require a retest. If drivers fail to retest properly, the car alarm will sound until the vehicle is safely pulled over and shut off; the IID cannot turn off a vehicle.

Improving Public Safety in the State of Maryland

Cranberry Auto Service Center in Westminster, MD installs Intoxalock ignition interlock devices to mitigate accounts of motor vehicle accidents caused by impaired driving. The Motor Vehicle Administration of Maryland’s Department of Transportation attributes one-third of all roadway deaths to incidents involving an impaired driver. Drunk driving is a serious problem. IID installation is a solution. Implemented devices prevent impaired driving and seriously deter repeat offense to better protect public health and safety in the state of Maryland. IIDs are carefully designed to ensure drivers are sober and safe to drive before they get behind the wheel and while they are on the road, which means everyone else on the road is safer, too.

INTOXALOCK Installation at Cranberry Auto Service Center

The family and team at Cranberry Auto Service Center in Westminster, MD is dedicated to our community’s safety on the road. It’s why we guarantee the quality of all our repairs and services, and it’s why we install Intoxalock, the simplest ignition interlock device, in accordance with state ignition interlock requirements. Your safety is our first priority, and IIDs can help us decrease safety risks on the road. Some participants of the ignition interlock program may elect to have a device installed in their vehicle and some may be required to do so under Maryland state law. No matter what the situation, we are here to help. This program is carefully designed to address a real public health and safety problem in the state of Maryland, and we are proud to be a part of the solution. Contact us or the Motor Vehicle Administration today with any questions or concerns about ignition interlock device installation. Cranberry Auto Service Center continues to do everything we can to promote healthy cars and drivers in Westminster, MD.