Melanie’s Law requires all second or subsequent offenders to drive only those vehicles equipped with a breath alcohol ignition interlock device during the entire term of any hardship license and for a 2 year period after getting a full license reinstatement. Both the Mass. RMV and Board of Appeal strictly enforce this requirement. The Board and the Registry have a zero tolerance approach when dealing with interlock challenges.
Click here to download a copy of the Massachusetts Ignition Interlock Device Regulations.
All participants of the Registry’s Ignition Interlock Device Program are required to maintain communication with the MassDOT Ignition Interlock Department at 857-368-7180 to report certain events such as a change of address, non-operational motor vehicles, lockouts caused by false readings, and other such matters.
Mass. IID program participants must obtain permission from the RMV Interlock Department prior to removing an IID or transferring it between vehicles. Authorization must be obtained prior to the removal, disconnection, or transfer.
Massachusetts Approved IID Vendors
Alcohol Detection Systems, 1-888-786-7384
CST Intoxalock, 1-877-777-5020
Guardian Interlock, 1-800-499-0994
Sens-O-Lock of America, LLC, 1-800-219-9936
Smart Start, 781-871-7677
In 2018, the Registry will be requiring that all Ignition Interlock Devices used in Massachusetts are equipped with cameras, so that the Registry can see who is providing the breath sample.