If you have an ignition interlock device and you total your vehicle, don’t panic. Take these steps to make sure you don’t violate your ignition interlock program’s requirements from your court or state. Here’s what you should do when you are in a serious car accident and you have an ignition interlock car device...
Call the right ignition interlock contacts
After you call your auto insurance company, make sure to call your ignition interlock oversight agency contact so they are aware of the situation. This could be your probation officer or other law professional.
Then you’ll need to call us, your ignition interlock provider, at 1-866-447-8686 to update us as well. If your vehicle was totaled, you’ll need to provide us with proof of this. Your auto insurance company will often provide the supporting documentation to you, but you may have to ask them.
Remember: You can't drive another vehicle just because your car is totaled!
When driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock installed, you are violating your program requirements. You could receive more fees, a longer ignition interlock requirement period, or other penalties.
When you do replace your vehicle, make sure you follow the proper steps related to your ignition interlock requirements. Smart Start of Alabama can help you through this to ensure understanding.
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