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Section 316.193, Florida Statutes, requires ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of certain persons convicted of DUI.

The ignition interlock program affects those arrested and convicted of DUI after July 1, 2002, upon eligibility of reinstatement for a permanent or restricted driver license. The ignition interlock device is also required when a driver convicted of DUI applies for a restricted license for work or business purposes (section 322.271, Florida Statutes).

If the person is otherwise eligible, a driver license will be issued with a "P" restriction indicating interlock device is required. The required time period for interlock officially begins on the day the "P" interlock restriction is issued.

Department Approved IID Service Providers

Drivers who are required to install the IID will need to contact the following vendors for installation:

Contracted Vendor
Vendor Website
Contact Information
Approved Devices *

ALCOLOCK www.alcolockusa.com/florida 1-866-837-8646 Model #: Alcolock LR
Draeger www.draeger.com/florida 1-800-332-6858 Model #: Draeger Interlock 7000
Guardian Interlock www.guardianinterlock.com 1-800-499-0994 Model #: AMS 2000
Smart Start www.smartstartinc.com 1-800-880-3394 Model #: SSI 2030
Intoxalock www.intoxalock.com/florida 1-877-777-5020 Model #: 1001A

* Complies with Florida Administrative Code 15A-9.007, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standards and section 316.1938, Florida Statutes

Court Reporting Requirements

Most courts electronically report DUI convictions to the department. The court order should reflect both the time of suspension and the interlock requirement. Please check with your clerk of court to verify that the electronic reporting from your court includes this ignition interlock requirement.

Indigency Guidelines

If the court determines that the convicted person is unable to pay for the installation of the ignition interlock device, the court may order that a portion of the fine paid by the person for a violation of section 316.193, Florida Statutes be allocated to defray the costs of installing the device.  [section 316.1937(2)(d), Florida Statutes]

Basic Specifications of the Device
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Prevents the start of the vehicle with breath sample above 0.025
  • Equipped with rolling retest capable of random testing while the car is running
  • Data collected through web-based reporting with access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Strictly user  funded
  • Able to record and store visual evidence of device use

Section 316.193, Florida Statutes Requires Ignition Interlock Devices to be Installed on the Vehicles of Persons Convicted of DUI.

DUI Conviction
Ignition Interlock Requirement
First Conviction If court ordered
First Conviction if 0.15 or above, or minor in car At least 6 months
Second Conviction At least 1 year
Second Conviction if 0.15 or above, or minor in car At least 2 years
Third Conviction At least 2 years
Four or More Convictions
(Condition of Hardship License)
At least 5 years

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