Ignition Interlock - Québec | ALCOLOCK

Quebec's alcohol ignition interlock program specific information

Who can participate in the program?

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.

How do I apply for a licence requiring an Ignition Interlock?

  • Verify your eligibility and/or obtain the required document by calling the SAAQ at 1 800 561 2858.
  • Locate the Ignition Interlock Service Centre in your area by calling GIS Québec Ltée at 1 888 ALCOMETRE or 1 888 252 6638.
  • Call your nearest Ignition Interlock Service Centre to schedule two (2) appointments: It is strongly recommended to call at least one month in advance to schedule your appointments. 1st for signature of the Service Agreement and 2nd for installation of the ignition interlock.

How do I participate in the Ignition Interlock Program?

There are three types of licences in Québec that require the use of a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock.

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.

Issued to drivers whose drinking habits constitute a road safety risk.

  • At the end of a penalty period (alcohol);
  • Following a medical assessment;
  • For participation in the SAAQ’s voluntary program.

This licence is mandatory for any driver whose penalty period has ended, who has undergone a comprehensive assessment with our partner responsible for carrying out the evaluations and who has shown that their drinking habits are compatible with the safe operation of a road vehicle.
This licence will be valid for ONE to THREE years, or FOR LIFE, depending on the number and the seriousness of convictions on file.

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