If you must install an Ignition Interlock in New York but have a breathing condition such as asthma, Smart Start can still accommodate to your Ignition Interlock requirements.
The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA)/Department of Health (DOH)’s New York breath volume standard for the Ignition Interlock is 1.5 liters. However, the national NHTSA breath volume standard is lower at 1.2 liters.
If you have asthma or a medical condition of any kind that makes it more difficult to provide your tests at the New York standard, the breath volume of your device can be lowered to the national NHTSA standard of 1.2 liters.
The state allows Ignition Interlock vendors to lower the device’s breath volume if you provide the applicable paperwork and have it authorized. Here’s what you need to do to lower the breath volume of your device due to a medical condition such as asthma.
Lowering Ignition Interlock’s Breath Volume in New York
You must provide to your court New York’s medical Ignition Interlock form signed by your doctor. Once the court authorizes your form, you can provide it to your monitoring authority. The monitoring authority will then authorize your vendor, such as Smart Start, to lower the device’s breath volume.
You can obtain the medical Ignition Interlock form from your monitoring authority and/or court!
If you are not supervised by a court and monitoring authority, but under other Ignition Interlock requirements, our Customer Care Center can assist you with next steps at (800) 831-3299.
Smart Start makes your Ignition Interlock program easy and customer service easily accessible. If you have any other questions about New York’s medical laws for Ignition Interlocks, feel free to call us at (800) 831-3299.
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