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An ignition interlock device (IID) or breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) can prevent a driver from starting a vehicle if the driver’s breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) is above a pre-set fail level. Similar to a breathalyzer, the IID analyzes the breath sample provided by the driver to determine the BrAC. If the BrAC is under the pre-set fail level, the IID will allow the ignition of the vehicle to start the engine. If a valid breath sample is not provided, or if the BrAC is at or above the pre-set fail level, the ignition will be disabled thus preventing the engine from being started.
Individuals will install for a variety of reasons. To satisfy a court ordered requirement, ie Probation or to retain their driving privileges as part of an administrative licensing requirement. Other reasons to have an IID are in child custody and family visitation issues when alcohol is a factor, family violence, plea bargain or deferred prosecution program, work related compliance or voluntarily.
In an effort to reduce recidivism (repeat offenses), while allowing a customer to retain their driving privileges, an ignition interlock restriction can be imposed which would require the use of an IID on any vehicle operated by the customer for the duration of the restriction.
Installation: Once the customer has an IID restriction, an appointment is scheduled with a service center for installation of the IID. At the initial installation, the customer will be trained on how to use the device and the applicable program requirements.
Monitoring: The IID will need be monitored regularly so that the IID data can be uploaded, and the device can be calibrated.
Removal: Once the order has been issued removing the IID restriction, the customer can then schedule a removal appointment.
The frequency of monitoring is usually once per month.
Fees can be incurred for installation, monitoring and removal. The device is leased to the customer for the duration of the program, and all costs for the device are inclusive in the monthly monitoring fee. On average, the installation ranges from $70 to $150, and monitoring ranges from $60 to $80 per month.
You may be eligible for a reduced cost. PLEASE ASK YOUR IGNITION INTERLOCK REPRESENTATIVE FOR MORE INFORMATION. To complete this application, your BAIID service provider may require you provide additional documentation: Valid participation card or a letter in original form from the governmental assistance program’s sponsoring agency written on the agency’s letterhead confirming the person’s qualification and eligibility for a Federal food stamp program, or The applicant’s filed tax return from the previous calendar year that indicates his/her reported income. See more about the Reduced Cost Program
Events (initial breath test and subsequent retests) are stored in the IID for future upload. Uploaded reports can then be provided to the appropriate monitoring agency / officer.
All IIDs must conform to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards as set forth in the Model Specifications for BAIIDs in the Federal Register, and any other state specific requirements.
Ultimately, it is the customer’s responsibility to restrict use of their vehicle and subsequent IID during the duration of the court-ordered restriction. Depending on the type of device, other security features may be in place to deter violations by someone other than the customer. In some instances the spouse can operate the vehicle for a one car family.
If a customer has difficulty with providing a sufficient amount of breath for a valid sample, the IID can be lowered to the minimum allowable 1.5L of breath, as set forth by NHTSA.
The IID cannot disable the engine if a retest is missed or failed. The IID can prevent the ignition from allowing the engine to start, but cannot disable the engine.
The IID will allow the ignition to be restarted without providing a breath test for several minutes following the engine’s cease of operation. This will allow the driver a sufficient amount of time to quickly restart the engine.
The person, company, or corporation that produces an ignition interlock device and certifies to the division that the manufacturer’s representative and manufacturer’s service providers are qualified to service and provide information on the manufacturer’s state-approved ignition interlock device.
The division shall approve and certify the manufacture’s device for use in the state, and the approval and certification shall remain in effect for 3 years.
8-1017. Circumvention of ignition interlock device; penalty. (a) No person shall:
(1) Tamper with an ignition interlock device, circumvent it or render it inaccurate or inoperative;
(2) request or solicit another to blow into an ignition interlock device, or start a motor vehicle equipped with such device, providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privileges have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device;
(3) blow into an ignition interlock device, or start a motor vehicle equipped with such device, providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privileges have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device; or
(4) operate a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device while such person's driving privileges have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device.
(b) Violation of this section is a class A, nonperson misdemeanor.
(c) In addition to any other penalties provided by law:
(1) (A) On a first conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2), the division shall extend the ignition interlock restriction period on the person's driving privileges for an additional 90 days; and
(B) on a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2), the division shall restart the original ignition interlock restriction period on the person's driving privileges; and
(2) on a conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(4), the division shall restart the original ignition interlock restriction period on the person's driving privileges.
History: L. 1988, ch. 48, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 353, § 12; L. 2011, ch. 105, § 16; July 1.
No. There are many reasons the number is not visible. Bring the ownership documents and your vehicle to the nearest Kansas Highway Patrol MVE/VIN inspection station for assistance.
No. The VIN is required to to be visible through the windshield.
VIN locations vary from model to model. Contact the manufacturer of your RV for assistance.
You will have to file a Quiet Title action in your local District Court. Then bring your trailer and the final court order to the nearest Kansas Highway Patrol MVE/VIN Inspection station for an inspection.
The Kansas Highway Patrol MVE trooper or his/her assistant in your area needs to inspect the trailer. If they can find a secondary way to identify the trailer, a replacement number will be assigned.
You will need to file a Quiet Title action with your local District Court. Once this is completed, bring your vehicle and the final court order to your nearest Kansas Highway Patrol MVE/VIN inspection station for inspection.
A vehicle is considered an antique if it meets the following conditions:
You will need a MVE/VIN inspection performed by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Once the inspection is complete, take the inspection form (MVE-1) and submit the inspection and bill of sale to your local County Treasurer for application.
Your vehicle no longer meets the definition of an antique. You will have to replace the parts with original or reproduction restoration parts before seeking an MVE/VIN inspection, or you may file a Quite Title action with your local District Court.
No. Only original antiques with no modifications can be titled as antiques in Kansas.
Spanish speaking employees come and go. If needed, we have translation services available to assist the inspector and the customer work through the MVE/VIN inspection process.
A cracked windshield will not prohibit the MVE/VIN inspection process from being completed.
No. The VIN is required to to be visible through the windshield.
The State of Kansas does not require emissions testing.
Salvage inspections are only performed at Kansas Highway Patrol VIN Inspection Stations. The most common items you will need are:
If used replacement parts are used during the repairs, you will be required to provide the VIN number of the donor vehicle (vehicle parts were taken from) for each part used during the repair. Bring your vehicle and all associated documents to your nearest Kansas Highway Patrol MVE/VIN inspection station for an inspection.
Yes. Before a rebuilt salvage inspections is completed, the vehicle will need to be repaired. If you have an owner retained salvage vehicle (with cosmetic damage only) in need of a rebuilt salvage title, we recommend you call the nearest Kansas Highway Patrol MVE/VIN inspection station for further guidance.
You will need to bring your trailer and appropriate documents to the nearest Kansas Highway Patrol MVE/VIN inspection station for an inspection. Required documents will vary depending on who built it, its size or weight, and its intended use. We recommend you call you nearest Kansas Highway Patrol inspection station for guidance before you make the trip.
No. If a vehicle was originally manufactured for off-road/Non-highway use, it is not street legal. Only the vehicle manufacturer can change that designation.
Only original titles are accepted from the customer. Lien holders may fax a copy of the title to the MVE/VIN inspection station.
Click here to find a VIN Inspection location.
Most likely this is a simple typographical error. Take your vehicle and title to the nearest MVE/VIN inspection station and request a title correction.
The title is required for the MVE/VIN inspection process to be completed. You may need to seek legal advice to resolve your issue.
Contact your lien holder and have them fax the front and back of the title to your nearest inspection station. We recommend you call before coming in to make sure we have received the faxed copy and it is correct.
If the person you purchased the vehicle from did not title the vehicle in his/her name, you have a "jumped title". This will need to be corrected before the MVE/VIN process can be completed. You will need to;
Regular Inspections: $20.00
Salvage Inspections: $25.00
Payment not required at the time of inspection. It will be added to the cost of your tags at the County Treasurer’s office.
Check or money order only
If you are at one of our VIN Inspection Locations they are the only ones taking cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards.
If you have anyquestions please call the location in which you will be getting your inspectiondone before arrival.
Please remain in your vehicle upon arrival. You will be approached by the first-available VIN Inspector. Basic required items are:
All other paperwork, Possessory Liens, Mechanic Liens, Quiet Titles, Bill of Sale, etc. need to be originals with no erasures, white-outs or alterations.
No. Insurance is not a requirement for the purpose of a MVE/VIN inspection process.
You may use an out-of-state Driver's License.
No, anyone can act as an agent of the owner and bring the vehicle in for inspection.
You can place your vehicle on a trailer and tow it to the inspection station, or you can purchase a temporary registration/permit at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
No. You will have to make arrangements to have your vehicle towed or trailered to the nearest MVE/VIN inspection station. House calls are conducted on rare occasions at the convenience of the Kansas Highway Patrol and require a supervisor's approval.
Yes. Vehicles will need to be unloaded for the MVE/VIN inspection process.
No. the MVE/VIN inspection form (MVE-1) does not expire however, your title does. Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicle office for guidance regarding your title.
After you have received a completed MVE/VIN inspection form (MVE-1) your next step in the registration or titling process is conducted at your local Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Please remain in your vehicle upon arrival. You will be approached by the first-available VIN Inspector.
No. This service will end on May 27, 2020. In-person VIN inspections resume June 1, 2020. Please remain in your vehicle upon arrival. You will be approached by the first-available VIN Inspector.
VIN Inspection Stations operated by the Kansas Highway Patrol are generally open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-3:15 PM and closed on State holidays. These hours may vary dependent upon location and type of inspection you wish to have conducted. We recommend you call your local Kansas Highway Patrol MVE/VIN inspection station to confirm inspection times, especially if you need a Salvage, Courtesy, Special, or Referral inspection.
Inspection stations operated by a partner, such as a Police or Sheriff’s department may have different hours of operation and/or social distancing procedures.. We recommend you call your local MVE/VIN inspection station to confirm inspection times.
Inspection stations operated by a partner, such as a Police or Sheriff's department may have different hours of operation. We recommend you call your local MVE/VIN inspection station to confirm inspection times.
No. Please remain in your vehicle upon arrival. You will be approached by the first-available VIN Inspector.
Inspection stations operated by a partner, such as a Police or Sheriff’s department may have different hours of operation and/or social distancing procedures. We recommend you call your local MVE/VIN inspection station to confirm inspection times.
Click on VIN Inspection button to the left to find a location.
No. Inspections are completed on a first come, first served basis. Special inspections or delayed inspection that have been referred may require an appointment.