FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY CHOOSE DRÄGER?
(1) The Dräger Devices are alcohol specific and utilizes electrochemical fuel cell technology. You will NOT get false fails which could jeopardize your standing with the courts. You WILL save time, money and frustration because you will NOT have to pay for “resets” due to false fails. Devices that are not alcohol specific can give false fails from food, gas fumes, exhaust fumes, air fresheners and other environmental contaminants.
(2) The Dräger device is certified to hold a calibration for 6 months assuring you of a stable calibration between appointments. Without a stable calibration you could get false fails.
WILL THE IID SHUT OFF MY VEHICLE WHILE I AM DRIVING?
NO! The IID WILL NOT shut off a vehicle’s engine or stop it abruptly in its tracks.
WILL THE DEVICE DAMAGE MY VEHICLE?
NO! All installers are trained by Dräger Factory Certified Trainers. The device is temporarily mounted with Velcro—no drilling or mounting brackets. Components are hidden from view. The device does not impede the normal operation of your vehicle.
WHAT SIZE IS THE DEVICE?
The device is lightweight and compact. It fits in the palm of your hand and is about the size of a cell phone.
HOW DOES THE IGNITION INTERLOCK WORK?
Before you start your vehicle, you will blow into the mouthpiece. If the device detects a breath alcohol level below .025, you may start your vehicle. Once the vehicle is in operation, “random retests” are required. The first random retest will occur within the first 10 minutes of driving and subsequent retests may not exceed one hour. A refusal to take the test or failure of the test will result in the vehicle’s horn sounding until the driver pulls over and turns off the ignition. You may restart your vehicle as soon as you can blow a breath alcohol level below .025.
WHAT IF MY VEHICLE STALLS?
The device will allow a free “restart” within two minutes of a stall.
WHAT IF THE DEVICE MALFUNCTIONS?
All ignition interlocks are electronic devices which can malfunction. The Dräger devices are equipped with advanced, sophisticated electronics which check all components within the device at each monitoring and alerts the technician to possible problems before they occur. Therefore, the device has a very low rate of failure. In the unlikely event of a malfunction in the field, a Dräger Certified Technician is available 24 hours a day by calling our toll free number. Most issues can be resolved over the phone.
WHAT INFORMATION WILL MY SERVICE PROVIDER NEED FOR THE INSTALLATION?
Name, address, phone, driver’s license or ID #, DOB, SS #, Court info including case number and probation officer, and your vehicle info including license plate, VIN #, color, make, model, and year.