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This is the first edition of CSA Z627, Breath alcohol ignition interlock devices. This Standard is based on CSTT-HVC-TR -114, Technical Standard for Vehicular Breath Alcohol Interlock Devices in Canada, and CSTT-HVC-TR-150, Test Protocol for Vehicular Breath Alcohol Interlock Devices in Canada, with permission from the National Research Council Centre for Surface Transportation Technology (NRC-CCST) and Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Safety Directorate.
CSA gratefully acknowledges the financial and in-kind support from the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) for the development of this Standard.
This Standard was prepared by the Technical Committee on Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices, under the jurisdiction of the Strategic Steering Committee on Occupational Health and Safety, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard describes the performance standards, technical specifications, physical markings, and qualification tests required for breath alcohol ignition interlock devices.
This Standard identifies the functional, durability, environmental, accuracy, electromagnetic compatibility, and special breath alcohol ignition interlock device performance requirements and tests needed to qualify any particular unit or family of units.
This Standard is not intended for
a) use for evidentiary purposes by law enforcement authorities; or
b) personal use applications such as those found in bars and restaurants.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.