The Car Breathalyzer

The Ignition Interlock is a small device, also known as a car breathalyzer that is installed in a vehicle to prevent the driver from starting it aftering drinking alcohol. This device is often a requirement by the courts if an individual has a DUI.

There are four main components to the breathalyzer:

– Handheld unit

– Mouthpiece

– Relay cord

– Camera unit

In order to use it, the driver must blow into the mouthpiece of the device to give a breath sample to measure the breath alcohol content (BraC). If the breath sample is under the legal limit, the driver can start the car. The purpose of this handy device is to prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel after they have been consuming alcohol. In other words, if the breath sample does not pass, your car will not start. This device also enforces you to maintain sobriety by requiring breath samples throughout the span of driving. Many factors like the state you are in and the type of vehicle do affect the pricing of the device as well as the installation of the device.

Muritronix is an official installation and calibration location.

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