Manitoba’s Ignition Interlock Program

This paper describes how Manitoba’s Ignition Interlock Program was implemented on December 1, 2003. It describes how participation in the Ignition Interlock Program is mandatory for drivers who are granted conditional licenses following a conviction for impaired driving and for all repeat offenders or drivers convicted of impaired driving causing injury or death. Conditional licenses include explicit restrictions on the driver such as limiting the hours during which they may operate a vehicle and the purposes for which they are able to drive. Use of an ignition interlock device is an additional restriction on a conditional license for impaired drivers. In order to qualify for a conditional license, applicants must demonstrate that a full suspension would create undue hardship for them and undergo an assessment to show that they do not pose a safety risk to the public. The assessment is conducted as part of Manitoba’s Alcohol and Drug Program that has been in place since 1984. A driver charged with or convicted of an impaired driving offence is required to provide an impaired driver’s assessment prior to re-licensure. The assessment is completed by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM). As a result of the assessment, drivers may be required to attend treatment or educational programs.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 43-44
  • Monograph Title: Alcohol Interlock Programs: Pushing Back the Frontiers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01053841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 092007152x
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2007 12:11PM