The Alcohol Ignition Interlock program allows individuals, who have lost their driver's licence through an impaired driving conviction, an opportunity to gain conditional driving privileges by using a device that prevents a vehicle from being started or operated when the driver has been drinking.
This program is designed to modify the behaviour of drivers who have impaired driving convictions.
A judge can direct that some drivers with alcohol impaired driving convictions be considered by the Yukon Driver Control Board for this program. People convicted of impaired driving can also voluntarily apply to the Board to participate in the program.
To be eligible for the program the driver must meet program criteria and have already served the minimum period of ineligibility, which varies depending on the number of impaired driving convictions a driver has received.
An individual who has been approved to enter the program must pay to have an alcohol breath-testing device installed and maintained in the vehicle. This device will not allow the vehicle to be started or operated if the driver has been drinking alcohol. In order to successfully complete the program, the device's data record must indicate six consecutive months without a program violation. This interlock device will be supplied by a private service provider.
Participants are closely monitored to ensure they are separating drinking from driving. The goal is to improve road safety for the public by deterring participants from driving under the influence of alcohol.
For more information check out the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program's Frequently Asked Questions.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) endorses the use of ignition interlock devices.
The Remax Building
Unit C, 49 Waterfront Place
Driver Control Board (W-23)
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (867) 667-5623
Toll Free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 local 5623
Fax: (867) 393-6963