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DUI Program

Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

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 (s. 322.271, F.S.).

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.

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.

While Suncoast Safety Council provides some services for the Ignition Interlock Device, installation is completed through one of the state approved vendors. For a list of the contracted vendors website, location, pricing and contact information - click here.

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 IID 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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