Benefits Of An Alcohol Interlock

Are you beginning a mandated alcohol interlock program or installing a private alcohol interlock? There are several benefits of installing an alcohol interlock such as a positive impact on driving habits and behaviour for offenders as well as the alcohol interlock prioritising the safety of the driver and other people on the road. 

Learn more about what an alcohol interlock is, the role of an alcohol interlock program and the benefits associated from the experts at Guardian Interlock.

What Is An Alcohol Interlock? 

An alcohol interlock device is an electronic device that connects to the ignition of a vehicle which will prevent a driver from starting the vehicle if they are under the influence of alcohol. Tests are recorded and data is reviewed by state authorities. As well as a breath test before starting the vehicle, randomly timed breath tests will be conducted throughout the driver’s journey, with some states requiring photos of the driver to be taken when they provide the breath test to prevent the driver from circumventing the program.  

Offender behaviour will be monitored throughout the duration of the program. This means that any violations, attempts or breaches such as tampering with the alcohol interlock or missed/failed breath tests recorded during the state-mandated period will result in extended time on the program and/or additional penalties. 

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Impact On Driving Habits And Behaviour

An alcohol interlock program aims to have a positive impact on the offenders driving behaviour and habits. Once an offender has started a Government mandated alcohol interlock program, they will be issued a new license with specific conditions that only allow them to drive vehicles with an alcohol interlock fitted. The aim of these conditions ensures that the driver and other people on the road are kept safe by not allowing a vehicle to be started if the driver has alcohol present. 

An alcohol interlock program aims to educate drivers on the risks associated with drink driving and encourage safe driving habits and behaviour around drinking and driving. Due to the implementation of mandated alcohol interlock program, it has been shown that they are making an impact on the reduction of recidivism rates, which is a positive impact on offender driving habits and behaviours. 

Prioritises Safety  

One of the main benefits provided by an alcohol ignition interlock is the increase and prioritisation of safety, both for the drivers and other people on the road. Alcohol has many negative impacts on an individual, especially whilst driving. These impacts may include reduced reaction time, inhibited judgement, drowsiness, decreased concentration, impaired eyesight, and decreased focus and comprehension. By installing an alcohol interlock or partaking in a state-mandated alcohol interlock program, will increase the level of safety for both the driver and others. 

An alcohol interlock may be installed in a vehicle privately, for personal and occupational reasons. Many employers may require their employees to utilise an alcohol interlock when driving, such as for occupations regarding truck driving or professional sports. 

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Choose Guardian Interlock for your Alcohol Interlock Program! 

At Guardian Interlock, we understand you have options for interlock breathalysers and ignition interlock providers. Guardian Interlock is an Australian independent, family-owned company that has provided alcohol ignition interlock services for people on offender programs and to safety-conscious individuals, private companies, and state authorities for over twenty years, preventing the operation of vehicles by impaired drivers.

Guardian Interlock provides alcohol interlocks for private and commercial customers who voluntarily install a Guardian alcohol interlock. These customers range from businesses enhancing their road safety posture to private individuals who believe they may be susceptible to problematic drinking and driving.

Guardian offers flexible payment options for private interlocks including outright purchase, rent to buy or lease to ensure the alcohol installation cost is accessible to all. Feel free to contact our friendly Guardian team for personalised quotes on private and commercial interlock device cost. Whether for offender programs or private/commercial use, the best way to keep costs down is to follow your provided User Manual/Compliance Guide to avoid additional servicing costs.

Guardian understands your need for a vehicle, whether for work, commuting, family, or other responsibilities. We’re dedicated to assisting clients to remain compliant and on the road. That is why our customer care representatives are available to take your calls 8.30 am-5:00 pm Monday to Friday. We also have an Emergency assistance line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please bear in mind that during COVID-19, the number of enquiries has increased so delays may be experienced.

Guardian Interlock is one of Australia’s most reputable interlock suppliers, with locations in every state in Australia. Therefore, you can be confident that your Guardian-approved service centre is qualified for interlock device installation, servicing and removing interlock devices, and our devices comply with your state’s regulations. Email or call 1300 881 005 today to get started with your alcohol interlock program.  

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