The MVC regulates the installation and use of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID) ordered by the court to be installed. You need a BAIID license to be authorized to install the devices.
The BAIID is designed to allow a vehicle ignition switch to start the engine when the driver's Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is below the alcohol set point and locks the ignition when the driver’s BAC is at or above the alcohol set point.
How to get a BAIID license
Submit a completed license application form as prescribed by the Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission certifying that the installation and use of the BAIID will not impede the safe operation of the vehicle in which it is installed.
Submit the original Certificate of Insurance from a licensed insurance company with minimum liability limit of $1 million per occurrence and a $3 million aggregate total. The liability should cover defects in product design, materials and manufacturing.
Interlock device specifications that must be followed
Annual registration requirements
You should register the BAIID with the Chief Administrator by January 31 of each subsequent year certified on the form supplied by the MVC.
You must state that you are a certified BAIID technician and that each service center in your network meets the requirements of this subchapter, as amended and supplemented.
Service center requirements
You must provide annual reports to the MVC detailed in N.J.A.C 13.19–6.9 stating that you are able to service the BAIID in accordance with accepted industry standards and according to instructions provided by the BAIID manufacturer.
Provide a secure area, inaccessible to customers to service and/or install BAIIDs, a waiting area during BAIID servicing and an area for customer training.
Display an authorized MVC sign stating, "New Jersey approved Ignition Interlock Service Center" clearly visible to BAIID customers.
Monitor BAIID performance periodically at intervals of no more than 67 days.
Comply with detailed list in accordance with N.J.A.C 13:19–6.11.
Your BAIID license may be suspended or revoked for any violation of the law or regulations listed in N.J.A.C. 13:19–6.10.
Upon revocation, you are responsible for:
The cost of the installation of new BAIIDs that comply with N.J.A.C. 13:19-6.1 et seq.