Do you ever wonder if your device can fit onto another type of motor vehicle, like an Ignition Interlock on a motorcycle? Some Ignition Interlock companies may turn away motorcycle installations, but with Smart Start, anything is possible! We will work with you to make sure you can complete your Ignition Interlock program, even if your mode of transportation is a motorcycle. There must be some caution to having an Ignition Interlock on a motorcycle that must be addressed however.
State Laws on Ignition Interlock Motorcycle Installations
To understand motorcycles and Ignition Interlocks, we first need to examine the state’s requirements for Interlock programs.
For people with a DUI conviction and/or arrest, many states will specify that an Ignition Interlock needs to be installed on any motor vehicle that’s owned and operated by the individual, but a motor vehicle can be classified as a motorcycle as well in some states. Then, some states require certified Ignition Interlock manufacturers to install their devices on motorcycles, such as Arizona and Virginia. Even Canada requires motorcycle Ignition Interlock installations if necessary.
Simply put, motorcycle Ignition Interlock installation laws differ from state-to-state. Smart Start operates throughout the U.S. as a certified manufacturer and will work harder than other companies to provide you a seamless Interlock program that still follows your DUI case requirements.
So now let’s go over the experience of having an Ignition Interlock installed on a motorcycle.
Ignition Interlocks on Motorcycles
An Ignition Interlock on a motorcycle can be a very similar experience to one in a car, van or truck. Even the installation process is similar, especially when you have trained, qualified professionals as your Interlock technicians! But there are key differences to keep clients’ safety in mind.
One of these key differences is random running retest configurations. An Ignition Interlock program is state-run. This means the Interlock manufacturer such as Smart Start must abide by the state to perform device services. Random running retests for a car are the same as a motorcycle, so you’ll want to make sure that you find a safe place to pull over when taking an Ignition Interlock test. Another difference is making sure that the device is safely on the motorcycle where it does not impede the ability to drive.
Above anything else, our client’s safety and convenience are top-of-mind! Smart Start will accommodate to you and your needs so you can reinstate your driving privileges through an Ignition Interlock. We have a team of corporate and local experts standing by to help if you have any questions. Our 24/7/365 Customer Care Center is available at (800) 831-3299.