Federal Agency Says All Cars Need Alcohol Detectors and a New Law May Soon Require Them
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that all new vehicles need alcohol detection devices that can stop motorists from driving while drunk.
The NTSB said it is urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement “measures leveraging new in-vehicle technologies that can limit or prohibit impaired drivers from operating their vehicles as well as technologies to prevent speeding.”
If such a rule were mandated, it would require “passive vehicle-integrated alcohol impairment detection systems, advanced driver monitoring systems or a combination of the two that would be capable of preventing or limiting vehicle operation if it detects driver impairment by alcohol,” the NTSB said Tuesday. Then, it urged the NHTSA to “require all new vehicles to be equipped with such systems.”…
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