Repeat drink-drivers, drivers who refuse to be tested or first time offenders caught with a reading above 0.15 will soon have to pay for alcohol interlocks to be installed in their cars under new rules passed by Queensland Parliament today.
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The system which has been in use in many countries for many years will not allow a vehicle to start if the driver fails a breath test. Unfortunately it doesn't stop another person from blowing into the device to start the car.

The installation of the system will cost around $2,000 and we have to wonder if it can be installed in new vehicles with smart-key start button ignition systems.

The trials of the system had began as early as 2001 and now, 9 year later, the system is finally being put to use. Queensland's Transport Minister Rachel Nolan says the government was being cautious "The implementation of interlocks is a complex undertaking," she said.

The mandatory interlock rules will be in full affect by the end of the year.