27TH ANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION GUIDE 53 Who’s Eligible to Participate in the Program? The following criteria determine eligibility: • You have been convicted of impaired driving or refusing a breathalyzer demand. • You have served the court-ordered minimum mandatory prohibition period. - First Offence - 3 Months - Second Offence - 6 Months - Third or subsequent Offence - 12 Months • You have served all other cancellations and suspensions. • You have completed all other reinstatement requirements and conditions. • The vehicle in which the interlock device is to be installed has a valid registration, insurance and vehicle inspection. Who Pays for the Program? All costs are paid for by the participants in the program on a user-pay basis directly to the service provider. Participants are responsible for the cost of installation ($150), a monthly program fee ($105) and a removal fee ($50). Fees subject to change. Am I Required To Have An Ignition Interlock Device? This program is MANDATORY following all convictions of Impaired Driving. You must have the device installed, without incident, for a minimum of 12 months. What Are the Penalties for Not Complying With the Ignition Interlock Program? Persons enrolled in the program who are convicted of driving without an ignition interlock device, or for tampering with the device, will face fines under the Highway Traffic Act ranging from $500 to $2,000. Further penalties include charges under the Criminal Code of Canada for driving while prohibited, further suspension of six months added to the existing suspension, and possible motor vehicle impoundment. How Is the Interlock Restriction Removed? Program participants must apply to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to have the restriction removed from their license. If the restriction period has been completed without any program violations, then the Registrar will issue the order to have the restriction removed. The restriction will remain until an application for removal is approved. As long as the restriction remains on a driver's license, the driver will only be allowed to drive vehicles that are equipped with an approved ignition interlock device, or be subject to penalties under the Highway Traffic Act. Communication PEI MANDATORY IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAM CONTINUED