IID State Mandates and Laws

All 50 states as well as the District of Columbia have enacted ignition interlock laws, the last being Alabama’s law that went into effect in September, 2012. Many times these laws require interlock devices for the following offenses:

  • Repeat DUI offenses
  • Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) greater than .15
  • DUI with a minor in the vehicle
  • DUI with an accident and/or injury

17 states have passed laws making ignition interlock devices (IID) mandatory for all convicted drunk drivers, even for first-time offenders. Those states are identified in bold below:

17 states have passed laws making ignition interlock devices mandatory

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Missouri
  25. Mississippi
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming

The type of interlock device as well as the length of time an offender is required to have a device installed on their vehicle varies depending on state law and the specifics of the individual conviction.

For more information on ignition interlock laws in your state, contact us toll free at 877-660-0338.