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  • in reply to: Illinois BAID machines #176597621

    Bliddy Boh
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    Illinois here,

    I used the smartstart 20/20 sans camera and had no issues with it. Its a little tricky getting the hum pitch down but after a bit it was fine. Find a good installer is the best advice. Makes a world of difference from the horror stories you see on here.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Most times when you are caught driving a car without an interlock it is an automatic felony with mandatory jail time. Check your state’s laws, its probably stated somewhere.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    You do know that BBB is similar to yelp to where they give preference to people who donate money or buy ads from them and giving them higher grades. Doesnt sound to me like they work in the consumer’s interest.

  • in reply to: Busted without interlock #176597461

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Double check the rules cause in some states you must have an interlock in every car registered to you. So the people with multiple cars can really get in a bind.

  • in reply to: interlock fail in Florida #176597472

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Two startup fails and two rolling retest fails would be judged completely different.
    It depends how much time in between fails you allow. If it was due to contamination then yes defintiely blow again, start up and drive for a couple more retests to prove it was a false positive. BUT, if you cannot stop yourself from drinking responsibly and blow a fail then best to leave it alone. You may get a letter asking what happened but if you have a good record of no fails then the chance of an extension is low. I would advise you to learn your BAC math. While not completely dead on, it is good for general use.

  • in reply to: Busted without interlock #176597471

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    The devices record the amount of times the service appointments record the mileage. More often that not they will come back and possibly give you more time since they can basically say that you didint use it and used a different vehicle, etc….

  • in reply to: Interlock system requirement out of state #176597452

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What state do you reside in?
    What state did you get the DUI in?

    Most times a state will put a hold on your license until you comply with the DUI requirements. If they are neighboring states then more likely than not they will comply to each other’s wishes and allow you to take the other state’s DUI punishments. Some times you have to take the requirements that are more harsh out of the two.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Basically A warn mean there was a low level of alcohol detected but not enough to fail you. Typically around .02 and under registers as a warn. It depends on your state program though. Most times .025 and above are a fail and a .05 and above counts as a violation and sometimes a lockout.

  • in reply to: Legal limit #176597439

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    All of your posts can be solved with a simple google search.

    Even though the BAC in under the limit you can still be charged with DUI or similar if it shows to have an impact on your driving ability.

  • in reply to: Ignition Interlock BIG ISSUES #176597417

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    what state are you in and device do you have?

  • in reply to: safety with interlock #176597324

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Once you get used you will find it to be like a normal function similar to tuning your radio.

  • in reply to: Interlock violation letter #176597314

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I am pretty sure that in the paperwork that you got it states what a violation is. If you miss an appt, or payment, then your sentence is invalid. think about it. If it was easy enough to get it installed and never pay then everyone would do it that way. There is a reason they have appointments. Some of the states keep an eye on how much mileage you drive cause if there is no miles on your car then they feel like you are not using the device to its full potential and can extend its length of service or that you are driving another vehicle.

  • in reply to: iid #176597310

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    If they wont say anything then just switch companies. There’s more than one interlock company in MN.

  • in reply to: Interlock Violation Reset Illinois #176597301

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What was the reason for the failed test? Was it because of drinking?

    After a certain amount of violations you get a service lockout. Meaning that if you do not go in within that amount of time the device will just lock you out no matter what. You are going in so the installer can check the condition of the device.

  • in reply to: IID's with LEAST PROBLEMS (NJ OFFENDER):S #176597288

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    You are right, I did choose to do that. Just felt like helping someone who could not help herself.

  • in reply to: IID's with LEAST PROBLEMS (NJ OFFENDER):S #176597286

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    If you read the forums you can see where people also had lack of issues with their devices.

    But, since you must insist on me doing the homework for you, The most positive ones were draeger and smartstart. Some people choose draeger since it may be more user-friendly. The smart start has a hum you have to do that some people just can not get right. I had the smart start and after a brief learning curve with the device I had absolutely NO issues at all with it. There are some people who also had no issue with Lifesaver.

    One suggestion is to get a device you can unplug and take inside with you at night or whenever. It will help deter the theft of the device as well as when it gets cold the device tends to bog down a bit and it is slow to heat up when left outside in low temps.

    Having to go in for calibration is dependent on the type of error. Your state should have that info for you. Also, you can read the forums and get some general ideas of different people’s experiences with being called in for re-calibration.

  • in reply to: IID's with LEAST PROBLEMS (NJ OFFENDER):S #176597284

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    The forums have many posts on people’s experiences with these interlocks. I suggest you read them.

    On a side note, keep in mind that like many online forums discussing issues most people come to get a problem resolved/advice or just to complain. Use your own discretion.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    smart start is fine. Like any digital device, if you leave it out in very cold temps it will not perform to spec. I tried leaving it out when I had it and had problems. I would wrap it in a towel though and put it under my seat and it would help a bit. But when it got REALLY cold I would just remove the headset and take it inside with me. It made a huge difference in time of startup

  • in reply to: Interlock Violation #176597282

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I have been done with my court ordered device/time for about a year and half. I just try to stay active to help anyone out.

  • in reply to: Taking a Road Test with Interlock Device. #176597276

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I would see what your state or local laws say about distracted driving. He may not have to pull to the side but it may be better safe than sorry just in case.

  • in reply to: bac calc / .015 – is flawed #176597272

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Why not just get a personal breathalyzer to use before your blow to save yourself the fail?

    Did you make sure to counter in the fact that Sailor Jerry is a higher proof than the standard 40% they use for the calc?

  • in reply to: Interlock Violation #176597265

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    hmmm…… in the previous response from you to me you said I wasn’t intelligent, couldn’t read, and called me a troll.
    NOW, you want my advice? I think an apology is in order before I give any advice to you.

  • in reply to: "Spy-Ware" in WA state #176597262

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    The first time I see that you are actually correct about something. Yes, the states are often new to the interlock programs and are tweaking them year by year so sometimes even they do not know what the little details are. That is why it is helpful for people who have been through it to give some advice. Even a small detail can make a difference.

  • in reply to: Interlock Violation #176597261

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    There are different levels of a violation. minor and major. An example of a major violation would be a failed rolling retest, like you stated. A failed start up test would be a minor violation. But, if you get multiple minor violations, usually three within a service period, then it counts as one major violation. So, technically it is a violation.

  • in reply to: Interlock Violation #176597257

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I believe I answered the question a lot more accurately then you did. The link you posted was a joke. How was that “research”?
    Yes, it is a startup issue in the sense that he failed the startup test. It will likely count as a violation, but also they can judge it more harshly because he did not learn his lesson and would have driven while impaired.

    “It sounds like the guy from Tennessee isn’t talking about a rolling re-test violation. “
    Where anywhere in my response did I mention it was a rolling re-test?

  • in reply to: "Spy-Ware" in WA state #176597256

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    google is your friend

  • in reply to: "Spy-Ware" in WA state #176597247

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Some states or specific cases require the camera so as to know it is the actual driver blowing into the device. It is not spy-ware.
    In Ohio you have to have a bright yellow license plate that advertises you as being restricted due to DUI.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    If you combed these boards for reviews then you would have found your answer.

    It has been said many times on here that usually the least problems have been associated with Draeger and smartstart.
    But also make sure the person installing the device is capable. If you can try to go to a place that only does interlocks as opposed to the neighborhood mechanic who may not know about auto electric work.

    Also, I found that being able to remove the head during hot and cold months really made an improvement for me.

  • in reply to: Interlock Violation #176597238

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    You may get 5 violations a month but sometimes it depends on how bad. I believe if you blow .05 its an automatic violation. But if you blew a .12 i dont think they treat them the same. They might, but the fact is that when you read the report it shows that the machine stopped a guy from driving while impaired. Now if you had a false positive and you know that then I would wait a few mins and swish some water and then try again. Cause when you show a good reading after a false positive then when they read the report it likely shows a contamination. Your state should have a sheet describing whats a violation.

    Like I stated before. If you cannot stop drinking then I would get a good personal breathalyzer and use that to gauge your BAC before trying the interlock. Cause what happened was that the machine did its job.

  • in reply to: Interlock Violation #176597235

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What state and device do you have?

    More likely than not you will get a letter asking what happened. If your answer is not satisfactory they can add time to your interlock period among other things.

    Did you only blow once? Explain everything in detail.

    If you do not feel you can stop drinking then you may have to get a personal breathalyzer first to blow in to check your BAC before trying the interlock.

  • in reply to: ignition interlock device #176597192

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Sometimes the state can make work hour exceptions if you are driving another car. you will have to talk to your employer and/or the state division that handles it. I know my state does it sometimes but I imagine it is few and far between.

  • in reply to: smart start #176597183

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    see if you can switch out the unit with another head. Or see if you can switch providers.

  • in reply to: Ignition Interlock BIG ISSUES #176597182

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    the readings are recorded every time you breath into it

  • in reply to: Failed Interlock Rolling Test #176597135

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    You can go to the website and get one if needed.

  • in reply to: Failed Interlock Rolling Test #176597133

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What model Draeger? Is it the XT?

    Most of these interlocks are pretty good about recording the right numbers. But sometimes cabin air can affect them. It says in the manual to not store solvents, etc. anything with alcohol in the cabin of the car.

    You may get lucky and they might write it off as a fluke. But never know until you get that letter.

  • in reply to: Failed Interlock Rolling Test #176597130

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What state are you in?
    What device do you have?

    These are important questions to answer in order to get any help.

  • in reply to: LifeSafer + Moisture = No Start #176597129

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Probably due to the cold device starting to warm up and causing condensation? Can your device be unplugged?

  • in reply to: interlock cause car accident #176597117

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I had my interlock while I took a 1500 mile road trip. It was 2 weeks after I got it installed. There was a learning curve but you get over it.
    Also, yes, you have plenty of time to pull over.

  • in reply to: First fail on my IID (NY) #176597089

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    a lot of times the dmv(civil) portion can be extended for certain kinds of behavior or lockouts. I wouldn’t rule it out just yet. If after your report gets sent it and you dont get a letter of inquiry I would consider it ok.

  • in reply to: First fail on my IID (NY) #176597084

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Those are a lot of false positives. I am surprised it did not lock you out.

  • in reply to: Vehicle interlock fail #176597057

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Use non alcoholic products from now on.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Understandably you are upset but no need to post the same message multiple times especially when the post is not constructive.

  • in reply to: smart start #176597030

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    If you drink enough there can still be alcohol in your system even the next day.

  • in reply to: smart start #176596996

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    The device is not causing you to drive faster. You are causing yourself to drive faster. Get more familiar with the device. Practice makes perfect.

  • in reply to: SmartStart IID 'ABORT:BYPASS' #176596988

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I never had an issue when I had the 20/20. But I would suggest that you unplug the unit and take the head into your house at night. It will keep it warm and much easier to start on those cold mornings. Just make sure you wait until after the 2 minute “re-start phase” after you shut your car down to unplug it just in case.

    The IID is part of the civil portion of the case. Your criminal aspect got thrown out but its harder for the civil portion to go away.

  • in reply to: Tennessee #176596974

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Call TN

  • in reply to: Another DWI post #176596959

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I am not sure I know what it is that you are trying to convey through your post. Are you trying to ask a question? If so, please ask it and we can try to help you.

  • in reply to: Intoxalock & Breath Capacity #176596957

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Typically these devices need a deep breath so it can detect alcohol better. I have no experience with intoxalock. DO you think you can switch providers? Nowadays most states have a few different options available. It may cost a bit in the short term but a device you are more capable of and confident with may be better for you in the long term.

  • in reply to: Getting License Back #176596886

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Read the threads about Monitec as there are plenty of info in there or call your state’s office.

  • in reply to: Rolling Fail #176596843

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    You have two providers in your state that have reliable devices. Please read the forums to get a feel for the devices and how to use them.

    You should not let the car just sit with it on because then to them it looks like you were driving something else because it records how many starts and stops of car. Plus, When you go in for your check-ups they will record the mileage. If you are not going to drive at all then I would suggest just not getting an interlock and filling out the option that you are swearing not to drive. They had that option in my state of IL.

    Also, I would get rid of your attorney. Sounds to me like he is trying to instill fear into you.

  • in reply to: interlock cause car accident #176596831

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    not all take pictures

  • in reply to: the same ol same ol false readings #176596824

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Sometimes even though something may say it is non-alcoholic but by federal guidelines if it is under a certain percentage it is allowed to say so. I’d be curious to write them to find out if there is a small percentage in it. Just like with trans fats…… If the amount is less than 0.5 trans fat per serving then the manufacturer is not required to list them. Some of them even lower the serving size on package in order to say it’s zero. Gotta stay informed.

    good Luck

  • in reply to: interlock cause car accident #176596819

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    The rolling test comes up randomly and then she has an specific amount of time to be able to pull over and take the test. It is written in paperwork, she should have been told by the installer, manuals, etc….
    The amount of time when I had the smart start was 6 mins. That was plenty of time to be able to pull over if I needed to and a couple times I had to.

    Nobody wants to get into trouble again when they have an interlock but you really do have to arm yourself with as much information as possible about your device and your specific state’s laws. You will feel much more comfortable afterwards.

  • in reply to: interlock cause car accident #176596812

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    There is usually an allotted amount of time for the driver to be able to pull over to take a test.

  • in reply to: interlock cause car accident #176596808

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What state and device does she have?

  • in reply to: Interlock Device Test Fail #176596798

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Welcome to the forums.

    Getting multiple fails in a row is a bad sign. Shows that you would have driven while drunk, in the govt’s eyes. And since you went to the service call and the unit was more likely then not functioning properly then you can probably expect more repercussions. Typically they would extend your interlock period or can even revoke the interlock privilege from you and not allow you to even drive for the duration. Depends on how forgiving your PO is, i reckon.

    Is there anything you can do to explain yourself? I highly doubt anything but the truth. They hear so many stories but in reality you have to look at the evidence against you. The device was functioning properly, or else the service person would have said so, and you had multiple high fails in a row with time in between. Hard to explain that away as a contaminant.

    My suggestion to you is that if you can not stop yourself from drinking before you blow than you should get yourself a personal breathalyzer to test yourself before you use your car. But if you do the math for your BAC you should be fine mostly. Just play it safe and if you have to wonder if you are going to fail then dont even blow.

    Read the forums. There are plenty of information here about a wide variety of situations.

  • in reply to: :XMonitech, Dubble Dipping #176596765

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Make sure you send it certified mail so they don’t blame you for losing it in the mail B)

  • in reply to: Black data box #176596756

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Are you talking about the box for the interlock or the box for the car that records info like in an airplane?

    If the one for the car then I would assume it would void warranty if you have it left.

  • in reply to: Bad Calibration on Interlock #176596753

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I would switch providers if I were you. May be a bit more money but possibly less headache in the future. Of the providers that MI has I would choose smartstart. I had them and a few other people here on the board have/had them with good results.

  • in reply to: Bad Calibration on Interlock #176596750

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What brand and device do you have?

  • in reply to: Drinking & Starting car (California) #176596749

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    It is only scary now since you are not informed. Read over the forums and take a lot of the information in. After you are familiar with the device and BAC in general you will not be nearly as intimidated by the device as you are now.

  • in reply to: Drinking & Starting car (California) #176596742

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Do the math. the typical human body processes about .01-.015 an hour. A standard drink will elevate an average human to about .02 each. Calculate how many drinks you had and how long it has been to find out if it is still in your system.

  • in reply to: ANTI DUI laws #176596690

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Ok, the criminal portion of the dui will be treated like it never happened but the civil portion, your license, will stay on there.

    The vapors you inhale will not affect the machine.

    The mouse was a typo. my comp is old.

  • in reply to: ANTI DUI laws #176596686

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I got my DUI in cook county not too far from dupage county though. It did not affect my career at all actually. I mouse, it is not really something you have to disclose either unless you have some sort of clearance issue or special job I guess. Actually, I think it sort of enhanced my career. After everything happened I took it all in for months and thought about it all and realized how lucky I was in my life to have a steady job, house, car, girl, etc……. and that I did not get into an accident or kill anyone or myself and I just started working even harder at things. Ironically, The nicest people I encountered, besides my lawyer and counselor, were the installers of my interlock.

    Speaking of which, have you decided what interlock provider you are going with? I had the smart start 20/20 and had no issues with it. My installer was awesome too. Real down to earth guy.

    The oil paints will not interfere with your readings. The interlock will not be taking a sample of the cabin air. Just your breath sample. I would be safe and keep them in the trunk though.

    You state that in one year that only the cops will know of you dui…. Are you saying that the Statutory suspension will be gone from driver’s record in one year?

    Just be careful if you do drive while suspended. If you are caught is is automatically a class x felony with mandatory 30 days in jail. Same thing if you are caught driving another car that does not have the interlock.

    Has your dui affected your career, academics or marriage?


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I would call your local secretary of state office or the DMV might have an idea. I know in ILLinois you can do the traffic course multiple times in a lifetime for small offenses like speeding, or stop sign and such. But I believe you can only do it once a year or every couple years. But every little ticket I have had I was able to do the traffic course to get the court supervision since they never happened in the same year.

    Here is a link to some general info. http://www.dmv.com/ar/arkansas/traffic-tickets

    Hope this helps.
    Good luck

  • in reply to: ANTI DUI laws #176596683

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I heard that breathing can affect your BAC, but only very slightly. I bought a breathalyzer to use before I started my car and tried different techniques and such. I try soft breaths, first breaths, breathing deep alot and then testing. There was not a big difference, if any at all. As anyone can tell you that has had an interlock that the old technology sucked. The new technology is much easier to deal with.

    Most anyone will also tell you that if you do not blow a certain strength into these machines then they automatically give an error. That is probably why the officer was saying to blow harder. It does not show the reading as you are blowing into it. It collects the sample and then analyzes it and then tells you your reading. So if you do not blow hard enough he would not have had a reading at all or would have been labeled as insufficient.
    “when the readings didn’t fit the bill…” You said you only blew once. How do you get multiple readings if you only took one breath test?

    Did you get two, but similar, tickets for the DUI? If you did, They do that because if your blood alcohol comes at slightly under the limit then you can still be charged with DUI. Just because a person may be at .07 does not mean that person is not too impaired to drive. They cover their asses on both ends to make sure.

    You misconstrue “support” for just helping. I have been through the time and am staying on to try and answer questions or offer advice to those who want it. As you already known there is not a lot of info about some states laws, violations, use of the device, etc……

    But, considering you have all this evidence you should be able to give it all to your lawyer, if you are using one, and have a good case of not guilty then.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask.
    Good luck with your case.

  • in reply to: ANTI DUI laws #176596679

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Your lawyer would have a better idea about the police department’s process and whether it was fair or not. It would be best to consult him about it.

    A new leash on life is not getting another DUI and having your license. Remember, in the eyes of any state the license is a privellege and not a right. As I stated previously, if it was expunged then they would not be able to tell what number DUI it is on your record. I do not think this is old news.

    This is your first DUI. You have not had a breathalyzer yet. You are not familiar with how it works until you actually have to live with one. I did my time with it already. You question whether I am a cop….. I ask you to actually spend time reading about the subject you are complaining about. You will find that there are some people who have bad experiences and some that have very little issue with the machine. I was one of the people who had very little issue with the machine. Just follow the directions and you will have no problem. Just like anything in life we are all going to have different experiences. Like I said, I can certainly understand your frustration but you are going to wear yourself out with all the huffing and puffing about it.

    Yes, I have driven the speed limit many times in my life. More so now then ever. The right lane is the slow lane for a reason. There are always impatient drivers on the road and you can not let them intimidate you. If you speed up when they come up on you truckin away then it is like giving in to peer pressure.

    I’ve been noticing that these interlocks can almost be like an hvac system. They are only as good as the installer. Do some research and check up on the installers before you choose one. Research the interlocks too. SOme are better then others. Also, the technique you use with each one differs so pick one that you think you can have more success on.

  • in reply to: ANTI DUI laws #176596639

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What BAC did you blow?
    Did you have to blow twice? They typically do that to avoid false positives. I do not think the paint would affect the reading.
    I have a buddy that got a dui in Willowbrook about 6 years ago or so.
    You can’t get a dui expunged in IL because then they would not know if you have a previous DUI. As you know the penalties are different for each number DUI you get. If they had no record of the previous ones then they wouldn’t know what penalty you get.

    I understand the dui laws are a pain and that you can get the run around, especially in IL, and while I certainly can empathize with your disdain over it all, you must excuse my brashness when I say that there are dozens of posts like yours all over this board. I understand the need to vent but we should act a bit more civil in my opinion.

  • in reply to: My interlock year is up! #176596638

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Let me be the first to say congratulations!
    Now you are part of what seems to be a graduating class B)

  • in reply to: Arizona Interlock laws #176596633

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    The good thing was that it was not a rolling fail. Bad news is that you did not blow a pass afterwards. It looks a lot better if you get a positive and then a pass. Shows that it may be a false positive, just fyi. With your case it was due to drinking so time to face the facts. I do not know if there is a set number of fails but typically the monitoring person looks for signs of dependence. It looks a lot better for you to not have any fails or BAC readings at all. But it also looks bad when you have low level warnings consistently too. My advice would be that if you can not stop drinking then to invest in a personal breathalyzer to use before you attempt to start your car. Start doing the BAC math in your head too.
    AZ’s webpage is a little vague. They seem to defer questions to other people. I would just called the dept of your state that handles these questions.

  • in reply to: Car Interlock Houston , Texas #176596623

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    mcpuntblock Wrote:


    Just use common sense and you’ll be
    > fine.

    Exactly. Read the directions, keep water handy. Dont drink. Do the BAC math if you do. It should be fine.

  • in reply to: Car Interlock Houston , Texas #176596608

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    First, I do not think you will get any violations for aborts. That is just saying that the sample was inadequate. I had many many aborts the first two months that dwindled to nothing once I got used to the humming. So I would not worry about that. Fails are bad and missed tests are bad. SO always look down at the device to make sure its not going into re-test mode before you shut off your car.

    Second, have you called or talked to the dept to ask what it is about? It may be a mixup in paperwork or it may not be. But I would have called them first.

  • in reply to: Car Interlock Houston , Texas #176596601

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    That is interesting you mention that since I had the 20/20 (sans camera) and had absolutely no problem with any of that at all. I pumped gas, ate and drank in the car, etc….. As long as you follow the directions you will be fine. Take a swig of water just to be careful and you will be fine.

  • in reply to: Car Interlock Houston , Texas #176596588

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Look for tommy on this board. He has the 20/20 and I believe he is in Texas. I had the 20/20 for 5 months but I am in Illinois.
    Are there any questions you have?

  • in reply to: NJ bogus red light camera ticket #176596591

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Have you tried ing the website or that manufacturer?

  • in reply to: NJ bogus red light camera ticket #176596589

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Does new jersey give you a weblink to check your vehicle at the moment of capture? I have had a couple of those tickets for turning right on a red light and in the letter they sent me a webpage to view video of my car not stopping fully at the time. So I knew I was wrong and just paid it. Just curious how NJ works.

  • in reply to: GUARDIAN IGNITION INTERLOCK #176596573

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    One would assume that if you can drive the car without the handset then it is wired incorrectly.
    Call them back up and have them re-do it. Dont want to take a chance getting caught without the handset.

  • in reply to: Dui checkpoint refusal #176596566

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I highly doubt it will work everywhere. Just an interesting video.

  • in reply to: Dui checkpoint refusal #176596557

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I believe they say colorado

  • in reply to: Dragner or Lifesaver #176596547

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I do not have experience with either since I had smartstart and had no problems, but from what I read here people would pick draeger over lifesaver.

  • in reply to: Report Questions #176596535

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Maybe it means the total number of times the device was used?


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    In my opinion I would not get a personal breathalyzer unless you cannot stop drinking. I purchased one and used it but it was way overkill. If I drank I did not drive period so it was useless. Do the math instead.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    What unit are you using now?
    What state are you in?

    While “too soft”s do get logged I am sure, I doubt they affect the outcome. I had the smartstart and had many aborts. I am assuming that I live in a reporting state since my entire log every month would get sent to the interlock division govt office in IL. No one ever said anything odd about the amount of bad starts. What really matters is the BAC level, like you said.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Most states would have the interlock installed on every vehicle registered to the offender with consequences if the offender is caught driving a vehicle without an interlock.

    I would not attempt to tamper with the electronics just in case.

    Why not switch your provider? Public transportation can work too.

  • in reply to: Monitech problems! #176596485

    Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    I do not know much about the hearings but in all honesty I believe it is stated in the paperwork, in all the paperwork for all these interlocks, that if you borrow the car to someone that you still are responsible for it. Think twice about who you borrow the car to now family or not.


  • Bliddy Boh
    Participant

    Please read the forums for information regarding this question. There are many posts about experiences with these interlocks. Many of them recent experiences and some with even positive results (pun intended).

    There is a search function too.

    I was scared too when I was looking into what provider to use but my choice was smartstart and it worked just fine for me. The key is to get as much information as possible about it all. Then you will feel more comfortable not only with your choice but with the whole situation. Get info about what to do if you blow fails, false positives, skip a rolling re-test, etc…… Plus, can you remove the head in the cold months, which really helps start it up in the winter time I can vouch for. Also, who to at the company or installation center should the unit fail and all that. Learn what BAC delivers a fail, warn and pass for your state.

    You can get all that info in these forums and calling each provider and simply asking them questions.

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