New Jersey Ignition Interlock Devices
New Jersey Ignition Interlock
If you are a repeat offender or a first time offender with a BAC of 0.15% or above, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. The cost for this device and its maintenance is about $1,500 per year. The required term for an interlock device is 6 to 18 months for a first offense after the license is restored. For a second or third offense, drivers are required to have the device installed for the duration of the license suspension AND an additional one to three years afterwards.
Costs for Ignition Interlock Device: $1,500 per year
On top of this is the embarrassment of having an interlock device installed in your car. It’s like a proverbial scarlet letter. Everyone will know about your DWI, which is one of the most politically charged crimes in the country.