Ignition Interlock Devices in Georgia

When is an IID Authorized?

Georgia has legislated the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) for certain drivers convicted of alcohol related driving offenses.

When are IIDs Required?

Georgia courts are required to order the installation and maintenance of an IID as a condition of reinstatement of driving privileges for:

  • Second DUI and subsequent offenders for at least 12 months.
  • Habitual offender status (two or more drunk-driving offense convictions) for six months after a probationary license has been issued.

The IID driving permit is restricted to drive to work, to school, regularly scheduled sessions or meetings of treatment support organizations, and monthly monitoring visits with the permit holder's ignition interlock device service provider.

What’s an IID?

An IID connects to the vehicle dashboard and the driver breaths into the device prior to starting the vehicle. If the IID detects a BAC above the limit programmed the device (typically calibrated at .02%), then the engine won’t start. Read more about ignition interlock devices (IIDs).

Where Can I Find an IID Provider?

IID providers are approved for installation throughout Georgia. You can find a list of approved IID providers at the Georgia DMV website.

Who Pays For it?

In almost all cases the driver who has been convicted of a DUI/DWI pays for the installation and lease of the ignition interlock system. You can expect to pay up to $100 for installation (although some companies offer free installation) and between $75-$120 per month for the lease. This is a rough estimate and your price may be higher or lower depending on your location.

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