If you’ve been ordered by the courts to install an ignition interlock, you have two choices. You can install the device and get back to living your life and enjoying your privilege to drive. OR, you can choose not to install the interlock because on top of all the other costs associated with a DWI, you don’t want the added cost of installing and maintaining an interlock. That first option is really the best choice and here’s why.
It’s illegal to drive on a suspended license. The laws in North Carolina carry tough consequences if you are caught driving on a suspended license and ignoring the order to install an interlock.
- You could spend from 1 – 10 days in jail
- There’s a $200 fine
- You run the risk of having an additional year tacked on to your suspension
Ignition interlocks were developed because most people need to drive to make the most of life. They commute to work, run errands, and transport kids to various activities. An ignition interlock provides the opportunity to regain your driving privileges legally and safely.
Over the years, our clients have told us that their Monitech Ignition Interlock actually saved them money. Think about it. At around $2.50-$3.50 per day, an ignition interlock costs less than one drink at a bar. Plus, you do not put yourself at risk of getting caught driving on a suspended license.
As you’ve seen, that can cost you so much more than the interlock. Add to that the benefits of safe and sober driving – you’re safer, those with you are safer, and your community is safer. Installing the ignition interlock is the better choice by far.
Don’t take the risk. If you are ready to install a Monitech Ignition Interlock device, give us a call today at 800-521-4246 A knowledgeable Customer Support Expert will help you get started quickly, so you can get back to driving.