Every 30 to 60 days, you must report to the interlock installer to have the ignition interlock device checked. At that time, the information will be recorded and provided to SGI for monitoring purposes.
If you don't comply with the program's conditions or you violate them, you'll get a warning. Program violations include but are not limited to the following:
|Ignition Interlock - Violations|
|Violation Type||Warning Letter
(If violation does not occur within the last 3 months)
|3 Month Extension
(If violation cccurs
within the last 3 months)
|Skipped rolling retest||X||X|
|Power fail violation||X||X|
|Initial violation/rolling retest violation||X||X|
|Tampering with the device||X1|
In addition to completing the ignition interlock period, the last 3 months must be free of any alcohol infractions or program violations. If you do not have 3 contravention-free months at the end of the ignition interlock period, the ignition interlock period will be extended by 3 months and continue to be extended for an additional 3 months each time there are serious violations recorded.
Skipped rolling retest
The system has detected that a successful breath sample was not provided in the required amount of time for a rolling retest (random breath samples while vehicle is in operation).
The system will prompt the user to perform the rolling retest by beeping an audible tone. The handset will display Blow along with the time limit to take a successful test (counting down from 6 minutes). Throughout the retest period as the timer approaches the expiration of the time limit, the system will beep more frequently and louder; this is to notify the user the timer is approaching expiration. If a successful test is not provided within the time limit, the system will log a skipped rolling retest. Once the violation is logged, the system will immediately start a new retest timer and the cycle starts over. This will cause a violation lockout to occur, and an early service will be initiated.
Initial violation/rolling retest violation
The system has detected a breath sample with an alcohol content above the normal fail threshold for the initial startup test or rolling retest.
Power fail violation
The system has detected loss of power that was longer than 15 minutes. This will cause a violation lockout to occur, and an early service will be initiated.
The system has detected an event that is not in compliance with the intended operation of the ignition interlock. Occurrences such as starting the vehicle without providing a successful passing test prior to the engine running and disconnecting the handset from the system while the vehicle is running are both examples of circumvention.
This will cause a violation lockout to occur, and an early service will be initiated.
Tampering with the device
Evidence shows the user has altered the system or wires without any authorization, and is subject to fees and an inspection.
If SGI extends your ignition interlock period due to the violations listed above, you have the right to appeal SGI’s decision to the Highway Traffic Board.
A termination that is initiated by the service provider cannot be appealed.
The Highway Traffic Board is independent from SGI and has the authority to reverse SGI's decision. The appeal must be made within 21 days after notification of SGI's sanction. An ignition interlock appeal receipt must be purchased at any SGI motor licence issuer for $175 before you can apply to the Highway Traffic Board. The $175 receipt is non-refundable.
Visit the Highway Traffic Board for more information about the appeal process, or contact them at:
1621A McDonald Street
Regina, SK S4N 5R2
Highway Traffic Board
1-800-667-8015 ext. 6663
- If the driver receives a tampering violation at any time during the ignition interlock period they will be extended for 3 months. If the driver receives a second or subsequent tampering violation, an additional 6 months will be added to their ignition interlock term, as well as removed from the program for at least 6 months. The driver is responsible for all fees associated with the removal.