For the purposes of this chapter, “ignition interlock system” means a device that:

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 31-49-1

  • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle driven or drawn by mechanical power for use on the public streets, roads, and highways;

    (2) "Odometer" means an instrument for measuring and recording the actual distance a motor vehicle travels while in operation;

    (3) "Person" means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or business trust including, but not limited to, private individuals and motor vehicle dealers, both wholesale and retail, whether the private individual or dealer is a dealer in the ordinary course of business or not;

    (4) "Repair and replacement" means to restore to a sound working condition by replacing the instrument or any part thereof or by correcting what is inoperative;

    (5) "Transfer" means to acquire ownership by purchase, gift, bequest, or any other means. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-23.2-2

(1) Connects a motor vehicle ignition system to a breath analyzer that measures a driver’s blood alcohol level; and

(2) Prevents a motor vehicle ignition from starting if a driver’s blood alcohol level exceeds the calibrated setting on the device.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 405, § 3.)