A car breathalyzer or ignition interlock device may not be at the top of anyone’s list of gifts during the holidays, or at any time during the year. But, there are plenty of reasons why a voluntary ignition interlock installation can be a benefit to any family or business, even if there has never been an attempt at drunk driving or a DUI conviction. The bottom line is that an ignition interlock device stops a person from taking that risk, a fact that keeps everyone just a little bit safer on the roads.
A voluntary ignition interlock installation:
- Protects your family, property and financial security from the devastation that a drunk driving incident can cause. Even if you have a young driver who cannot purchase or consume alcohol, an interlock can send a strong message about sober driving, and you can lead by example with each breath test you submit.
- Adds a level of security to your business. In most states, the legal definition of “intoxicated” is much lower when a company vehicle is being driven, or the driver carries a “CDL” license. An interlock, in this case, can make a huge difference in the legal issues a business faces when an employee drinks and drives.
Of course, if you are required to install the device as a result of a drunk driving charge or conviction, you can rest assured of the same benefits for yourself, your family and even for your job/employer. A voluntary ignition interlock installation takes the guesswork out of whether a person has had too many drinks and whether their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is at or above the legal limit. That ensures the safety of your loved ones, or your employees, and your property without you having to worry about someone else’s intoxicated activities, plus, you could also reduce your insurance rates. The best reason for a voluntary ignition interlock installation is your peace of mind; notably, one of the best gifts a person can ever really get, if you think about it.