Sunday, July 12, 2015
DUI Attorney on New Car Tech: Is the End of Drunk Driving In Sight?
"There might actually be a way to eliminate drunk driving on America’s roads—perhaps, even the world. A new technology is being developed that will allow vehicles to detect the level of alcohol in the bloodstream of drivers. If the driver’s blood alcohol concentration has exceeded the legal limit, he or she won’t be able to start the car. The technology will employ either a passive set of breath sensors or touch-sensitive contact points on a starter button or gear shift. According to federal officials, the technology could start appearing in cars in as little as five years. “The message today is not ‘Can we do this?’ but ‘How soon can we do this?’ ”—said administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mark Rosekind. “It is a huge step forward,” he adds."