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Ignition Interlock for Every Driver?!

Posted on Nov 10, 2011

An effort has been underway for a few years now that is researching ways to put anti-drunk driving technology into cars - even those driven by people who have never been charged or convicted of DUI.  It is a A joint effort of the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safetly and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called DADSS (Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety), and its aim is to find systems that could be installed in every car to prevent drunk driving.  

Sensors (touch based or breath based) would scan a driver to determine his or her BAC.  If it were over the legal limit of .08 (the limit in all 50 states), the car would be disabled, similar to an ignition interlock device currently used for some drivers who have been convicted of DUI.  

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