Société de l ‘assurance automobile du Québec awards Smart Start
Canada ULC a five-year contract for the management of Quebec’s alcohol
ignition interlock program
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SMART START CANADA ULC BECOMES NEW PRIVATE MANAGER OF QUEBEC’S
ALCOHOL IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAM
Société de l ‘assurance automobile du Québec awards Smart Start Canada
ULC a five-year contract for the management of Quebec’s alcohol ignition
1A Smart Start LLC (“Smart Start”), the global leader in alcohol
ignition interlock program services and technologies, today announced
that its Smart Start Canada ULC subsidiary has been awarded a five-year
contract to manage the alcohol ignition interlock program of the Société
d’assurance automobile du Québec (Société).
The Société, whose mission is to protect persons against the risks
associated with road use, is responsible for the application of the
Highway Safety Code and the Automobile Insurance Act. In addition to
Quebec, Smart Start operates as the exclusive supplier in Alberta,
British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
“Smart Start is pleased to increase its footprint in Canada by
supporting the Société in improving road safety in Quebec,” said
President and CEO Matt Strausz. “Our business is focused on customer
service and superior products to make our roads safer and change lives.
We look forward to serving our first customers in Quebec by the end of
Founded in 1992, Smart Start is the most trusted manufacturer of alcohol
ignition interlock devices in Canada. It is also one of the largest
suppliers of alcohol ignition interlock devices in North America, as
well as a world leader in its field. Smart Start also provides alcohol
monitoring products to judicial authorities as well as those convicted
of impaired driving. These products are designed and manufactured in the
United States to serve our customers in the US and in 18 countries,
including Canada, thanks to our 700 employees. Smart Start Canada is
headquartered in Sherwood Park, Alberta. As well, the company served its
one millionth customer in October 2017.
In addition to its success as a partner of local, state and provincial
monitoring agencies in preventing alcohol-impaired drivers from starting
vehicles, Smart Start works with national organizations such as MADD
(Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to improve the laws on alcohol ignition
interlock devices. Today, several jurisdictions have enacted alcohol
ignition interlock device regulations so that offenders use an interlock
device after their first arrest. Studies indicate that laws that affect
all offenders help to drastically reduce impaired driving recidivism by
changing the behavior and choices of offenders.
About Smart Start
As a private US manufacturer of modern technology and custom-designed
software, Smart Start is a leader in the field of alcohol control. Made
for convenience, Smart Start’s SSI-20/30 ™ and SSI-20/20 ™ interlock
devices and S.M.A.R.T. Mobile ™ alcohol monitoring devices offer more
benefits at the lowest cost for users and control agencies. Our
user-friendly and reliable technology is backed by 24/7/365 customer
support. With an international footprint of nearly 2,000 service
locations in 18 countries, including Canada, Smart Start continues to
set the standard in alcohol monitoring technology ™. To learn more,
please visit www.SmartStartInc.com.
In Canada, please visit www.SmartStartCanada.ca.