Québec’s alcohol ignition interlock device installation
program allows drivers having a problem dissociating
drinking and driving to obtain a licence that takes their
situation into account.
Drivers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements may obtain a licence to drive a road vehicle, but ONLY if the vehicle is fitted with an ignition interlock device approved by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ). Participation in the alcohol ignition interlock program is subject to conditions stipulated by the SAAQ. Details of program conditions are outlined in the Service Agreement.
There are three types of licences in Québec that require the
use of a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock.
THE RESTRICTED LICENCE
This licence allows you to drive while under sanction (i.e. your licence has been taken away) after being convicted of an impaired driving offence under the Criminal Code.
DRIVER’S LICENCE WITH CONDITION I
Issued to drivers whose drinking habits constitute a road safety risk.