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Interlock Driving Licence SA

Effective May 1, 2009, a driver who commits any of the following offences:

  • category 3 (blood alcohol concentration at or above 0.15);
  • a second or subsequent offence within a period of five years of drink driving with BAC at or above 0.08;
  • driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor; or
  • refusing to provide a sample of breath or blood for alcohol testing

will be required to have to have an alcohol interlock fitted into their vehicle at the end of their license disqualification. An alcohol interlock device is breath testing device which is connected to the vehicle’s ignition and prevents the driver from driving the vehicle if after blowing into the device alcohol is detected.

The interlock device will stay in the vehicle equal to the period of disqualification ordered by the Magistrates Court. The person must not drive any other vehicle and he/she will not able to a full license again unless there is full compliance with the required alcohol interlock period. Violation of the interlock conditions will result to a fine of $2500. 

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