New 2016 DUI Ignition Interlock Device (IID) laws have recently gone into effect in Washington. Until recently, convicted DUI drivers under a one year Ignition Interlock Device requirement did not have to actually install the required IID in their vehicle until the last four months of their one year IID period. Under the new 2016 laws, such drivers are now required to keep the IID in their vehicles for all 365 days of their DUI IID period.
Employees can still waive the IID requirement in their company vehicles for employee drivers when used for solely business purposes during working hours.
An estimated 20,000 Washington DUI drivers now have an IID installed in their vehicles. Another 10,000 more are required to have IIDs installed but haven’t installed one.