Oklahoma Automotive Safety Systems, Inc. installs and services the Intoxalock® in the State of Oklahoma. The Intoxalock® is a state of the art, alcohol specific breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) designed and manufactured in the United States by Consumer Safety Technology, Inc.
The Intoxalock® is a device that connects directly to the electrical system of a motor vehicle. If the driver’s breath alcohol is at or above the State of Oklahoma’s limit of 0.020, the vehicle will not start. It is actually a small computer designed to prevent an individual that is under the influence of alcohol to start and operate a vehicle. Due to its fuel cell technology, the Intoxalock® is one the most advanced, reliable and accurate BAIID devices in use today. It is safe and very easy to use.
The actual unit consists of a relay box and a hand-held controller unit. The relay box is usually installed under the dash of the vehicle and the hand-held control unit is attached to the relay box by a cable. Breath samples are given by blowing into a mouthpiece inserted into the hand-held unit.
Prior to starting the vehicle, the driver simply delivers a breath sample into the device. The sample is analyzed and the results are displayed on the front of the hand-held unit. If the sample is below the legal limits, the unit will display “start” and allow the driver to start and operate the vehicle. If the alcohol concentration exceeds the pre-set limits, the unit will not allow the driver to start the vehicle.
After the vehicle is initially started, the unit will require that the driver periodically give a new breath sample; this is known as a rolling re-test. If the driver does not submit a new breath sample, or the sample exceeds the pre-set limits, the unit will engage the vehicle’s horn until the vehicle is turned off, or a sample is given that is under the pre-set limits. The device will NEVER turn the vehicle off, once it has been properly started.
If the driver has failed to submit a sample for a rolling re-test, or if the sample is above the pre-set limits, the unit will record a failed re-test and the unit will be put into a recall mode. The display will tell you that the unit must be serviced in 6 days. The operator will need to contact Oklahoma Automotive Safety Systems, Inc. to schedule an appointment to service the unit. The log will be checked and a report will be made to the Department of Public Safety.
The State of Oklahoma mandates that in order to obtain a modified driver’s license that allows you to drive while your regular license is under suspension, you must have an approved ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle you are operating.
Additionally, some Oklahoma Courts and probation departments require that an approved ignition interlock be installed as a condition of probation, or as an alternative to serving time in jail.
The process starts by you contacting the Department of Public Safety to request an application for a driver’s license modification. After the submission of the application, along with the required fee, you are instructed to have an ignition interlock installed. As soon as you have the device installed, we will furnish you a Certificate of Installation that is forwarded to the Department of Public Safety and they will issue a modified driver’s license. Normally this modified driver’s license is unrestricted and you can drive anywhere, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This license is usually valid for 180 days from the date of issuance.
If you fail to install an ignition interlock, and you are arrested while driving under suspension, you are subject to having your vehicle towed and you will have to appear in Court. You will be subject to a large fine, a longer suspension of your driving privileges, incarceration, or community service.
THE INSTALLATION OF AN APPROVED IGNITION INTERLOCK IS THE ONLY WAY TO LEGALLY DRIVE. IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY AND TIME.
PLEASE DRIVE RESPONSIBLY.
The State of Oklahoma requires that all ignition interlock devices be re-calibrated every 30 to 60 days, depending on your program. This means that the unit must be physically inspected for signs of tampering and all of the data recorded since the last calibration analyzed. If the unit has been tampered with, or there has been a violation, a report must be generated and sent to the Department of Public Safety, or the party that has required the installation of the device.
Intoxalock® Interlock system is a registered trademark of CST, Inc
For more information about the Interlock® interlock system, please visit www.intoxalock.com