Do you have a chronic lung disease like asthma that may prevent you from completing an Ignition Interlock test in Maryland? Smart Start can help by lowering the device’s breath volume if you follow the proper steps and are eligible. Let’s go over the process to lower your Ignition Interlock’s breath volume if you’re in Maryland.
Lowering Your Ignition Interlock’s Breath Volume Because of a Medical Condition
First, there are three entities involved with lowering your device’s breath volume: your doctor, your MVA case manager and Smart Start. The steps are outlined below for the MVA or Motor Vehicle Administration to consider lowering your device’s breath volume.
- Ask your doctor to write a note for you explaining your medical condition. Then, provide this note to your MVA case manager as a request to lower your device’s breath volume.
- Your MVA case manager will pass your doctor’s note to the MVA doctor for review. This process usually takes 48 hours.
- The MVA doctor or case manager will send you a letter within five to seven business days indicating approval or rejection of your request. If your request is approved, Smart Start will lower the breath volume of your Ignition Interlock.
- Finally, all you need to do is schedule a service appointment by calling Smart Start at (800) 831-3299. We’ll take care of you from there, and make sure you can comfortably complete your breath tests before you leave.
And that’s it! If you have any other questions about your Ignition Interlock program, feel free to call our friendly Customer Care Center at (800) 831-3299.
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If you need an Ignition Interlock in Maryland, Smart Start will get you back on the road the quickest. With many service locations throughout the state and a reliable Ignition Interlock, Smart Start is the first choice for drivers in Maryland. We can provide you a quote, your nearest service center and answer any questions you may have. Schedule your installation appointment now by calling (800) 831-3299 or by filling out our short online form.