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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Smart Start, Inc. Endorses Operation Safe Driver Week

October 18, 2012 – IRVING, TEXAS – Smart Start, Inc., an industry leader in vehicle and in-home alcohol monitoring, endorses “Operation Safe Driver Week.” This initiative is an effort to mobilize the public and remind all motorists to safely share the road in order to prevent unsafe driving. Unsafe driving accounts for nearly nine out of ten fatal crashes.

Operation Safe Driver Week is taking place from October 14-20 in the United States, Canada and Mexico and is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), as well as strategic partners that include state, provincial, local law enforcement and industry organizations.

“Smart Start’s core business of ignition interlocks helps remove alcohol impaired drivers, ensuring safer roadways and decreasing preventable accidents. We embrace the importance of Operation Safe Driver Week and share its goals of decreasing distracted driving and speeding, eliminating aggressive behaviors and alcohol impairment, limiting texting at the wheel and urging extra care near school buses. Safer driving is common sense – it saves lives,” said Smart Start President Jim Ballard.

Operation Safe Driver Week features an increase in traffic and safety belt enforcement, driver regulatory compliance, and roadside inspections. In addition to these regulatory activities, Operation Safe Driver Week continues to expand upon its series of educational programs, each directed towards specific target audiences and driving behaviors.

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About Operation Safe Driver Week: 
Operation Safe Driver Week was launched in 2007 to combat the number of deaths resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles. The campaign is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and many other industry stakeholders. This week-long, North-American continent-wide mobilization features stepped-up traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe driving behaviors, particularly distracted driving and teens texting while driving.

About Smart Start, Inc.: 
Privately held Smart Start, Inc. is a leader in alcohol monitoring with its ignition interlock and IN-HOM® alcohol testing devices. It provides fully integrated services encompassing design, manufacturing, installation, customer service, monitoring and administrative support. A leading global supplier of alcohol monitoring devices since its creation in 1992, Smart Start is headquartered in Irving, Texas, and offers its services and products through more than 1,000 company-owned and franchised locations in the United States in Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, and Australia.  800.880.3394. Smart Start® saves lives by Separating Drinking From Driving. ®

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