I Am Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and I Need an Ignition Interlock – What Do I Do?

Smart Start Ignition Interlock Device (IID) the SSI-20/30

If you are a part of the deaf or hard of hearing community, Smart Start can accommodate our Ignition Interlocks so you can fulfill your court or state DUI requirement.

Smart Start Ignition Interlocks and deaf/hard of hearing clients

For more than 25 years, Smart Start’s mission is to build a positive reputation with our clients by providing a seamless and easy Ignition Interlock program. For our deaf or hard of hearing clients, we provide an external LED light that can be attached to a vehicle’s dash, so a client will know when the Ignition Interlock is prompting for a test.

Here’s how it works. The external LED light will flash so our deaf or hard of hearing clients can be alerted to the fact that they need to perform a random rolling retest, which is a breath test after passing the initial test to start the vehicle.

In other cases, an Ignition Interlock makes a beeping noise to prompt for random rolling retests. With the light prompts, our deaf or hard of hearing clients won’t miss a rolling retest.

Installation Appointment with Smart Start

When you schedule your Ignition Interlock installation appointment, our agents will let the service shop closest to you know that you need an external light. When you arrive for your appointment, our licensed service technicians will install the Ignition Interlock and the light. They will also provide one-on-one training with a video about our device that shows English or Spanish subtitles. You can also read the full scripts on the Smart Start blog.

Get Back on the Road with Smart Start

No matter what, Smart Start can provide the best Ignition Interlock program for all our clients at an affordable cost. If you need to install an Ignition Interlock and are deaf or hard of hearing, feel free to fill out our short online form where you can send an email to our agents, or quickly set up an appointment through online chat with one of our chat coordinators. Our 24/7/365 Customer Care Center number is (800) 831-3299.