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02/11/2014 at 2:30 am in reply to: Is there a way to get an Interlock device out of my vehicle if i move to another state. #176597594
> Hey man thanks for the info. The only thing I’m
> thinking is if you ever do move back to NC they
> will still require you to have it. I thought the
> same thing I did the classes and community service
> here in NC but didn’t do the interlock. I just
> figured I would wait over a year (my requirement w
> IDD) and then get my lisence back. Well I did
> that and the interlock requirement is still there
> and will not go away. I was thinking of moving
> back to NY to open a store and see if I can get a
> lisence there like you did in FL but I think if I
> move back NC would still require me to get it. As
> I type this maybe you just meant drive in NC and
> not necessarly get a NC lisence? I have monotech
> install it today and it’s just not gonna work out
> lol. I will never drive drunk again but this
> thing is not effective it is actually not even
> safe. I’m hoping NY will do what FL did for you
> otherwise I may be moving to FL lol.
Sorry to the late reply, I haven’t been on here in awhile.
The way I understand it, in my case, is that as long as I have a FL license and get no tickets in 3 years, NC will drop the requirement for an IID should I move back. During those 3 years I can not drive in NC without an IID in the car or I will be charged with DWLR. So, if I go to NC, I have someone else drive while I am there. I’ve even been met at the state line by friends so I had a driver while being in NC, just in case. They also drove me to the line when I left. It will be 3 years March 2015 and I have had no tickets. So I will no longer have to have anyone meet me at the NC/SC line to drive for me while in NC when I visit and should I decide to move back after March, I can then get my NC license without an IID required. If I was to move back to NC today, I would have to get an IID in my car again, at least until March.
The rules vary from state to state. Moving here (FL) from some other state (other than NC) may have required an IID, even though I never had a DWI here. It just depends on the way states work together. FL may require it for someone from say Iowa, but not someone from NC.
You can call NY DMV and see what they say. If you are curious, you can call FL DMV to see if your case is the same as mine. I guess they will tell you the same thing, coming from NC to FL (and no past DWI in FL) you will not be required to have an IID installed.
There is no question, it IS all about revenue.
St. Petersburg just disabled their red light cameras a few weeks ago. Hopefully, activist like Pransky will help put an end to them throughout not only Florida, but everywhere. BTW, crashes at intersections in St. Petersburg with red light cameras went up 13% after the cameras were installed. That was reported to be a major factor in their decision to remove them.
Very good interview, thanks for sharing the link with us.02/11/2014 at 1:11 am in reply to: can you have a work vehicle without an interlock…. #176597592
I believe any vehicle you drive must have an IID in it. The restriction is tied to you, not the vehicle.
At the sign. At least that is my understanding and I believe it is the same for all states in the US.25/03/2014 at 7:35 am in reply to: Where can one start a class action case against DMV concerning the ignition interlock #176597523
You didn’t quote the entire law, I don’t think. Anyway, what it ‘may be’ saying is that anyone applying for a license on or after Nov 2012 will be required to have an interlock if that person has had a 3 or more dui convictions in the past 25 years.
Good luck to you. Now, just keep it off your car02/10/2013 at 6:02 pm in reply to: Is there a way to get an Interlock device out of my vehicle if i move to another state. #176597480
> So 3yrILD, do you drive drunk or tipsy? Just
> curious how you feel about that now-a-days after
> being through this, since you have a clean
No, I don’t drink alcohol at all and haven’t since 1998.
> Do you know if what happened for you, was law, or
> accident of someone not knowing (and implementing)
> the law accurately? It happens.
> Any chance you know the statue or law number that
> covers this? As WantToSucceed said, seems like
> word would have gotten around & FL is very hard on
> DUIs in-state. Obviously if it’d been part of a
> probation, the story would be different.
No sorry I don’t have the law. I first called Tallahassee to learn an IID would not be required. When I went to get my license in Clearwater I was told it wasn’t required to be in my car and I could get it removed.
> For all the impacts you’ve complained about, have
> you considered the impact of drunk driving when
> you hit someone? You had a custom machine so it
> mattered to you. People have custom bodies, that
> will never be the same. Parts that aren’t
I was very fortunate and never hurt anyone.
> …just saying… it’s fair to gripe, but there’s
> more to the situation that I hope is rattling
> around there somewhere too.
I’m the type person that will not take to being taken advantage of. I was very upset to hear I was going to be charged twice for something. I simply wasn’t going to put up with it. I also wasn’t happy with the poor quality in which Monitech installed the device in my car. They are cheap and didn’t get proper adapters to hook up the wiring. They are damaging peoples wiring with their practice. Everyone should be mad about it.
I would suggest you call Tallahassee if you need more information about moving here and getting a Florida license. I don’t know if it applies to everyone or just people that have had Florida license in the past (I have in the late 70’s early 80’s). I have never had a DUI in Florida before. I did have some minor traffic violations on a motorcycle around 1984 in Miami is all. Those of course were long gone off of my Florida driving record, so I now have a Safe Driver status on my license here.01/10/2013 at 2:23 pm in reply to: Is there a way to get an Interlock device out of my vehicle if i move to another state. #176597454
> I wouldn’t assume anything about FL without
> checking with their DMV. I doubt they would
> forgive the NC DUI; if they did, everyone would be
> flocking to FL!
> In my opinion, the only safe and legal way to
> remove the device is to have the company who
> installed it remove it.
I’m not assuming anything. I went through it all about a year and a half ago (March 2012). I went through all required in NC to get my NC license back, including the paying for the install/removal fee for a Monitech device. 1 month later, I moved to Fl and went to get my Fl license. They gave me my license with no restrictions, no IID required and told me I would NOT be required to have a IID on my car in Fl since I have never had a DUI in Fl. My Fl license are in good standing to this day. I am free to drive anywhere in the country EXCEPT NC which will charge me with DWLR. Once the 3 years have passed (which will be March 2015) I can then drive in NC and I can get NC license with no restriction on them, no IID required AFTER the 3 years has passed.
I mailed my device back to Monitech in May of 2012 because they told me they were going to charge me a fee to remove it. I had already paid to have it removed when it was installed. Anyone that has a Monitech device in NC pays up front for installation AND removal of the device the day it is installed. I was going to drive up there for my first service visit (60 days after install of device) and let them take it out. Since they said I would have to pay for it to be removed early, I refused to drive to NC to have it done. I simply took it out myself and mailed to them at their main office address in Morrisville, NC. There was absolutly NOTHING illegal about me removing the device myself, since I do not live in NC any longer and no longer required to have the device in my car.
You can see here where I posted about it:
Here you can see the poor installation practice they have when putting one of these device in peoples cars:
http://forums.motorists.org/read.php?2,1813,1813#msg-181317/09/2013 at 1:34 pm in reply to: Is there a way to get an Interlock device out of my vehicle if i move to another state. #176597457
The state of Florida will NOT require you to have an interlock device. I moved here from Hickory, NC where I had to have an interlock for 3 years. Florida did not require it, since I did not have a DWI in this state. In fact, I have a Safe Driver endorsement on my Fl license.
I removed the device myself and mailed it back to Monotech in NC.
I am NOT permitted to drive in NC until the 3 years are up. Once that time has passed, I can get unrestricted NC license, should I move back.
Have you ever had a ticket in Massachusetts that you didn’t pay off?
There should be a zero tolerance for drinking and driving. Even a couple beers do effect ones ability to drive. This has been proven many times. I myself have seen it first hand with a driving simulator. No one can be consistant after a couple beers. They will always make some mistake. Judgement, reactions and common sense all go out the window when one starts drinking. None thought there would be a problem before trying it, but walked away with a different opinion once they did it.
If people don’t want to get in trouble for drinking and driving, don’t drive after drinking anything with alcohol in it. Is a beer with lunch that important, if you have to drive home afterwards? Have a tea or soda and save the beer for when you get home with nowhere to go until the next morning. Get the mindset that you will not drive anytime you have been drinking and stick to it.
It really isn’t worth the risk involved. Not just the risk of getting caught, but also the risk of crashing and hurting or killing somebody.
Now I know there are other things just as dangerous as drinking and driving. Texting for one is just as bad, in a different way, but just as dangerous all the same. If no one else was put at risk, there would be no problem at all. But the road is shared by others that don’t want to be put at risk by someone elses stupidity.
There is no reason anyone should be on the road after drinking, NONE. Public transportation, taxi, a sober friend/family, etc, etc. No one has to be driving after drinking and no one should get away with it. Zero tolerance is a deterrent that does work for a lot of folks. Not everyone, as some are as stupid as I once was. But for many people that enjoy drinking have the sense to know not to drive at all when they have had alcohol. For those that don’t have that good sense and self control, should be arrested and face the stern penalties.
I see many of you consider this Super Speeder law unconstitutional. I too believe it is. I’m going a little off topic here, but feel I should. Our Constitution is being ignored by nearly all government, state and federal. Laws are being passed that clearly violate our most sacred document. I ask all of you to look inot the Libertarian or the Constitution party for candidate the next time you vote for local, state and federal offices. Unless we vote in people that will actually stand up for OUR rights, we are going to lose them. Our governemt is changing into a totalitarin regime. This move has been ongoing for many years and all through those years we have been losing more and more of our rights and freedoms. Spend some time looking into this, please don’t just take my word for it. I want you to see for yourselves what I am talking about. You have tasted a tiny bit of it with this Super Speeder law, but it goes much deeper and far worse than this ‘extra’ fine stuck to you behind your back.
I hope you the best with your class action suit. I mostly hope this opens your eyes to what is taking place in government and you get involved in correcting this by only supporting people that stand for the constitution. Don’t pay any attention to the mainstream media, look up the truth on the net and read some of the terrible laws that have been passed in recent years that WILL effect us all in time. The move is slow as to not set off alarms with the masses. Those of us that have researched this know what is happening, but sadly too few of us have taken the time to dig up the truth. It isn’t actually hidden, but they are not waving banners with them on it. You can find the facts straight from government websites, so please dont dismiss this as some crazy conspiracy theory.
Let me see if I got this right. You are on anti-depression and anti-psychotic medications AND you were drinking and driving, yet you are mad at the world because YOU screwed up. Well, I for one don’t feel any sympathy for you. You say you are working towards a criminal justice degree, yet you have little respect for the law. And to wish death on an officer that did nothing but enforce the law like he is paid to do,,, well I feel sorry for your family that has to put up with your crap.
I have had 4 DWI’s the last one in 1998. I blame no one but myself and I finally learned my lesson and I no longer drink ANY alcohol and haven’t in many many years now. I do not blame the law for MY mistakes. I knew good and well (as you do) that drinking and driving is against the law. I took my chances and got busted, a few times. Yes, I had a hard head but I didn’t blame the law for none of them. They were MY responsibility, no one elses. I think God I never hurt anyone with my stupid behaviour.
I suggest you do some serious soul searching and find the reason you want to put blame everywhere EXCEPT where the blame belongs.
I hope you learn something positive from this experience.
If you are still wondering about the IID, I took mine out myself and mailed it to NC. No problems, just simple wiring to disconnect. Any mechanic should be able to take one out in 30min tops and that is taking a smoke break in the process.
I agree with Stuckout about buying a cheap car to put one in. The installers of mine made a mess of my wiring.
As for your problem Stuckout, I wouldn’t give them a dime more. They screwed up and should make it right for NO EXTRA CHARGE.
Out and ready to go to the post office in the morning