There may be a lot of thoughts running through your mind after you realize you need to install an Ignition Interlock. One of them could be the rolling retests, and what all that entails.
If you are worried that an Ignition Interlock test while you’re driving can be distracting, don’t worry. We’ll go over how Ignition Interlock rolling retests work and how they support you during your time with the device.
Rolling Retests and How They Work
Rolling retests help you prove that you are not drinking and driving. These rolling retests occur after your initial test when starting your vehicle. The rolling retest countdown allows you plenty of time to pull over to a safe location, take your test, and then you’re back on the road. Completing a rolling retest literally takes a few seconds!
When Do I Know I Need to Take a Rolling Retest?
Your Ignition Interlock will emit a clear, loud sound when it is ready for a breath sample, or a rolling retest, while you’re on the road. There is no need to look at the Ignition Interlock, because the sound it emits is very distinct so you know that a retest is in progress. Once you hear the device’s prompt, you can pull over, put your vehicle in park and take your breath test. In fact, taking a bite out of a burger or sipping a cup of coffee while driving could be considered even more distracting!
Keep in mind that an Ignition Interlock properly installed will never turn your vehicle off!
Additional Rolling Retest Tips and Other Rolling Retest Articles
Be sure to never skip a rolling retest! Skipping rolling retests can mean a longer suspension period or other penalties. Below are some more helpful blogs that explain Ignition Interlock rolling retests.
- Do I Have to Take a Breath Test on My Ignition Interlock Device While I’m Driving?
- Are Random Rolling Retests Dangerous?
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