Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from our Smart Start family to yours!
An alcohol monitoring service and technology manufacturer with one of the largest Ignition Interlock Device programs worldwide.
Smart Start is the premier provider with a foundation built on superior product innovation with its Interlock Devices or IIDs, and excellent customer service with its bilingual, 24/7/365 Customer Care Center. With many locations worldwide, fair pricing and robust technology, Smart Start is the Interlock leader of choice for drivers with an Interlock requirement, and for DMV divisions and judicial authorities. Smart Start also offers portable alcohol monitoring device services.
Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings from our Smart Start family to yours!
Drive a hybrid or an electric vehicle and need an ignition interlock? Smart Start is more than qualified to help you!
If you have been advised to get an Ignition Interlock Device, but you drive an electric or hybrid vehicle, Smart Start can help you.
Are you unsure of how to use your ignition interlock device? If so, Smart Start has the answers your looking for!
Feeling unsure of how to use Smart Start's ignition interlock? don’t fret. Let us explain exactly how to use our ignition interlock device.
Do you have a DUI or DWI? Following your conviction or arrest, you may need an Ignition Interlock Device. When choosing a provider, it’s important to know what questions to ask.
When choosing an Ignition Interlock provider, there are 4 important questions you should ask before committing to a provider.
On Friday, December 2nd, Smart Start's valued partners and employees gathered to celebrate Smart Start's 30th Anniversary. Our celebration was filled with gratitude, laughter, and of course, Texas BBQ. Thank you to everyone who made the trip to celebrate Smart Start.
Today we celebrate our 30th Anniversary! We are honored to have some of the most distinguished and advanced alcohol monitoring devices on the market that have helped our clients get back on the road for three decades.
We're so grateful to our valued partners, who we've had the privilege of working alongside for the last thirty years. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way. We look forward to the future!
Although December is a time for family and celebration, it is also National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
Did you know that two of the most celebrated dates in the year – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous nights to drive?
Throughout December, Mothers Against Drunk Driving teams up with law enforcement agencies across the country in an effort to decrease the risk of impaired driving accidents.
Do your part this December by driving sober and staying vigilant on the roads.
Thank you to the men and women who have risked their lives to protect our country. We at Smart Start send you our sincerest appreciation and gratitude.
It's spooky to hear about the increase in drunk driving crashes on Halloween. To stay extra safe this evening, remember to use these safety precautions:
- Schedule a ride ahead of time if you are drinking alcohol
- Be extra cautious of pedestrians on the road
- Be aware of your surroundings, avoid distracted driving
Have fun while keeping the roads safe!
As a corporation dedicated to stopping drunk driving, it was an honor to participate in over the weekend.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has helped save over 370,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent, and served over 840,000 victims.
Make a difference and Walk Like MADD-click the link below to join a walk near you.
This week is the 15th anniversary of National Teen Driver Safety Week. According to NHTSA, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teenage deaths in the United States. What can parents do to help keep their children safe?
1. Have ongoing conversations about safe driving with your teenagers
2. Always model safe driving behavior
3. Consider installing our Ignition Interlock on your teenagers car to prevent drunk driving
Safe driving is our priority. We want it to be yours, too.
Join us at APPA's Annual Training Institute in Chicago, August 28-31. Come find out how we're Setting the Standard in Alcohol Monitoring Technology. Don't forget to ask about our revolutionary new device, ORBIS!
After a DUI, you're focused on finding an affordable Ignition Interlock program. "Affordable" shouldn't mean settling for unprofessional service, a shady provider, and confusing payment plans that wreck your budget.
You won't find a more affordable Ignition Interlock program than Smart Start. But we know that affordability means nothing without quality.
Uncertainty is one of the biggest challenges after a drunk-driving charge, especially when it comes to an Ignition Interlock device. We make the process easier with videos that walk you through the process step by step. https://www.smartstartinc.com/learn-more/
We always value our customers’ opinions, so it was gratifying to get positive feedback from a recent Ignition Interlock customer in Westchester County, New York. Here's why Smart Start is the right choice after a drunk driving offense. https://www.smartstartinc.com/blog/ignition-interlock-in-new-york-testimonial-from-a-satisfied-customer/
Our customers believe that Smart Start offers the leading Ignition Interlock in New York, and throughout the U.S.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and it's a good opportunity to consider the pain and turmoil that alcohol abuse can bring to people's lives. Take a moment to learn more about Alcohol Awareness Month, and how you can help encourage responsible alcohol consumption behaviors. https://recovered.org/alcohol/alcohol-awareness-month
Outstanding service is the cornerstone of our Customer Care philosophy. You deserve compassion, respect, and the information that will let you succeed in your Ignition Interlock program.
Smart Start is the only Ignition Interlock Device provider that offers convenient drive-through service and calibration. That's especially important, since regularly scheduled calibration will be a big part of any state's IID requirement. https://www.smartstartinc.com/blog/calibration-appointment-ignition-interlock-device/
Calibration appointments are crucial to your Interlock program. When you arrive at your shop for your appointment, the technician will ‘refresh’ your Interlock, ensuring it is still working properly.
Among its other negative effects, the Covid pandemic has produced a significant increase in DUI fatalities. The Tulsa DUI Guy looks at the data in this guest blog post. https://www.smartstartinc.com/blog/covid-brings-unprecedented-increase-in-dui-fatalities-nationwide/
One of the most overlooked effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the significant increase in DUI fatalities nationwide.
Easy installation is only the beginning of Smart Start's Ignition Interlock program. You also want quick, no-hassle calibration. That's why Smart Start has the only drive-through calibration service center locations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBajbSX1ju0
Here’s what you can expect during a quick, convenient Ignition Interlock calibration appointment.
We're excited to see everyone at Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities! Be sure to get a free ticket to our exclusive Gameshow Happy Hour event at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. It's a hilarious twist on a familiar format! Seats are limited, so stop by Booth 818 to get your ticket before they run out. Don't miss out on the fun!
If you're looking for an Ignition Interlock program after a drunk-driving charge, ask four important questions that will help you make the right choice. https://www.smartstartinc.com/blog/4-questions-choosing-ignition-interlock-provider/
So many factors go into your Blood Alcohol Content -- metabolism, gender, food consumption, to name a few. Responsibility.org offers an app that easily and quickly allows you to understand how each one affects your BAC. https://www.responsibility.org/drink-responsibly/bac-calculator/
The best play you can call on Super Bowl Sunday is choosing a designated driver. Just be sure to find one who can hold the steering wheel!
No matter who you're rooting for, enjoy the Big Game safely and responsibly.
If you're in the middle of your Ignition Interlock requirement after a drunk driving charge, don't accept anything other than the best pricing, quality, and service. That's why it makes sense to switch to Smart Start. https://www.smartstartinc.com/blog/switch-ignition-interlock-providers/
If you've been using an Ignition Interlock Device as a result of a drunk-driving charge, nothing compares to the day when it will finally be removed. Here's what you can look forward to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx6JkBUFAbA
Our service center technicians are ready when it’s time to remove the Ignition Interlock device from your vehicle.
Smart Start Ignition Interlock is in Atlanta at the APPA 2022 Winter Training Institute! Stop by Booth 214 (right next to the food station!) and see our experts Jessica Rocker and Annette Beard with any questions you have about the latest alcohol monitoring solutions.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) makes it easy to contact your state legislator about strengthening existing Ignition Interlock laws. Use this form to tell your legislators about MADD’s latest research, grading all 50 states on their IID laws plus offering suggestions for improving those laws. Now, it’s more important than ever to get involved. https://secure.madd.org/page/37167/action/1
First-time Ignition Interlock users might be wondering: If I drink, how long do I have to wait to blow into an IID? https://www.smartstartinc.com/blog/alcohol-interlock-device-test/
It's difficult to say how long to wait before you can pass an Ignition Interlock test after drinking. Here are some factors to consider.
Whether you're visiting in-person or virtually, we're looking forward to "seeing" you at the APPA 2022 Winter Training Institute, Jan. 30 through Feb. 2 in Atlanta. Got questions about ignition interlock or portable alcohol monitoring? Our experts have the answers. https://www.appa-net.org/institutes/2022-Atlanta/
Want to learn more about the strength of your state’s ignition interlock laws? Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has created a comprehensive summary, grading each state on a scale of A to F. Download the latest report, which also includes state-by-state data and 238 legislative recommendations to improve IID laws.https://www.madd.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/MADD-State-law-overview-2022-all-states.pdf
We're excited to be at LawLawPalooza in Orlando, Florida, for the National College for DUI Defense 2022 Winter Session! Stop by our booth and say hello to Scott Evans. He's got answers for all of your alcohol monitoring questions.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) continues its role as a leading advocate against drunk driving with its new, comprehensive 2021 Ignition Interlock Report. Download the latest information about the importance of IIDs as an effective way to stop drunk driving, and use it as a valuable reference guide. https://www.madd.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021-Ignition-Interlock-Report-Updated_V6.pdf
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a program that steps up law enforcement and educational efforts during the holidays. But it's still great advice to follow throughout the year. https://www.nhtsa.gov/drunk-driving/drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over-1
Join us in celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Sunday, January 9. Let's thank all of the men and women who dedicate themselves to our protection and safety, whether it's on the road or at home.
The best way to keep your Ignition Interlock working well during cold weather is to detach the head unit and bring it inside. Check to see if your state allows it, but the removable head is yet another reason to choose Smart Start. https://www.smartstartinc.com/blog/ignition-interlock-inside-cold-weather/
In nearly all states, you can take your Ignition Interlock inside by disconnecting the head unit and bringing the device inside with you.
Hey, 2021: Make way for 2022! Happy New Year from everyone at Smart Start! Please navigate your way to the new year safely.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Smart Start!
Whether it's with family, friends, or co-workers, 'tis the season for holiday parties. Law enforcement is officially starting its intensive "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort for the holiday season. Please celebrate responsibly, and make it the happiest holiday season ever.
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