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Interlock Driving Licence

The interlock driving program is an ingenious way of preventing drink driving. The vehicle will not start unless the driver passes the breath test with the use of an electronic breath testing device connected to the ignition.

Usually it is the offenders of serious driving offences that are eligible for the program which is completely voluntary.

The courts will issue two orders

full disqualification period order and a disqualification suspension order. Offenders can apply for an interlock driving licence only after having complied with the mandatory disqualification period. But the issuance of the licence has the effect of suspending the remaining disqualification period. The disqualification period is deemed to have been served upon successful completion of the program.

Drink driving offences are considered "Major Offences" under the law and thus attract heavy fines, periods of license disqualification and possibly terms of imprisonment.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.

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