Ignition Interlock Devices are designed to save lives. Smart Start of California employs the newest technology in its IID’s to help effectively separate drinking from driving. Our knowledgeable and understanding staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and schedule an Ignition Interlock Installation for your auto. We can help you adhere to all DMV and California DUI court regulations and get you back on the road, safely and quickly!
At the heart of our services is the technology behind our Ignition Interlock Devices. Our breath-alcohol monitoring devices are electronically connected to the ignition of your car. Alcohol-specific and similar in size to a cellular telephone, the devices were developed using fuel-cell sensor technology for reliability and ease of operation. Multiple design features make the device nearly impossible to defeat. The built-in microchip records all test results, engine starts and stops, disconnections and tampering.
These technological features add up to one thing: a safer driving environment for our clients and everyone they share the road with. Smart Start IIDs promote safety by insuring that individuals who have a blood alcohol content over the legal limit may not operate their motor vehicle. By instituting rolling retests, drivers are unable to use the tactic of having a sober individual start the car for them. It also prevents the driver from drinking alcoholic beverages while operating the vehicle after starting it while being sober. With modern safeguards, alcohol safety interlocks are extremely difficult to circumvent when properly installed and monitored every 30 to 60 days.
Ignition Interlock Devices can be extremely effective at preventing repeat DUI/ DWI offenders. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately 1.5 million arrests each year of impaired drivers, a third of these are repeat offenders. In almost every state, except Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, South Dakota and Vermont, judges can order interlocks for drunk driving offenders. Interlocks are currently used in approximately 100,000 driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases each year, only about 20 percent of the cases for which they could be used. By expanding the use of interlock technology, authorities can prohibit drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel again and again.
The facts are indisputable. The use of Smart Start of California Ignition Interlock Devices saves lives. By successfully separating the act of drinking from the act of driving, IIDs have been responsible for preventing countless car crashes across the country. For more information about the benefits of Smart Start of California ignition interlock systems, or about the myths of Smart Start ignition interlock device, please feel free to read further, or simply call our toll-free number for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Smart Start of California can be reached by calling 1.800.880.3394.