Mandatory Ignition Interlock Devices: Iowa becomes the 32nd All Offender State
By Jonathan Blecher on July 6, 2018
In March, 2018 Governor Kim Reynolds signed HB 2338 into law. This Bill requires an ignition interlock device be installed on all motor vehicles operated by a person with a restricted or temporary license.The Bill signed into law in March propelled Iowa to become the 32nd all offender state (DUI) in the nation.
On July 1st 2018, the state of Iowa will adopt a brand new Temporary Restricted License. The current TRL limits driving to particular activities within a specific time period. It also mandates that the individual informs their employer that they have an ignition interlock device installed in order to remain compliant. The new TRL removes the restriction of driving times. If you are issued a new TRL, the individual is able to drive for all lawful purposes as long as the vehicle is equipped with an ignition interlock device.
This is part of a growing trend around the country where nearly two thirds of the states require the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device after a first DUI conviction. An attempt to pass such a law failed in the Florida legislature recently. Follow this LINK to learn more about Ignition Interlock Devices.
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