An ignition interlock device is a piece of equipment that provides a high level of security for everyone on the road. These devices are highly regarded for keeping a drunk driver on a sober path; a welcome measure by everyone who drives responsibly. With technology that is regulated and approved by the federal government, there is a mandate for trained professionals to install and maintain the devices. Oklahoma is one state that takes that mandate seriously, and will only allow an ignition interlock device to be installed or maintained by a certified professional.
The installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device is vital to your rehabilitation after a DUI. By certifying an ignition interlock technician, you and the court are assured of the highest level of security when it comes to your device and the data transmission process. The certification of technicians also prevents you from tampering with or circumventing the devices. If a non-certified person touches the device or tries to “fix” it for you, you will face a violation against your DUI requirement and additional consequences.
If you are required to install an ignition interlock device in Oklahoma, be sure that the service provider and technician are approved by The Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence (BOT). The last frustration you want is to be held accountable for the actions of a person who is prohibited from working on your ignition interlock device, and your ability to trust your technician is an important part of getting on with your life. If you are unsure of the status of an ignition interlock service provider or technician, ask to see their license from the BOT. Then you can rest easy, knowing that you are protected from anyone who would try to steer you in the wrong direction, and you are proving your commitment to sobriety to the court.