New Government Regulations Plan to Eradicate Drunk Driving

Posted on November 30, 2021 by

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There are around 9,000 deaths caused by drunk drivers each year in the U.S. In 2026, America is going to have a requirement on cars that will mandate a new technology for people under the influence of alcohol that is intended to curb the extent of fatalities. This plan is part of the Democrat’s trillion-dollar infrastructure package awaiting President Biden’s approval and would put a device similar to a breath-test in automobiles.

Many believe that once this technology starts appearing in cars, thousands of lives will be saved and people won’t have to feel afraid to drive on the road. Alex Otte is one such believer.

¨This technology will virtually eliminate the number one killer on America’s roads,” Otte said. “We need technology to keep these nightmares off the road.”

Otte continued to praise the plan, saying that these technologies will help Americans with this significant road danger because those who drink and drive are demonstrating a lack of responsibility and aren’t making safe choices for themselves and others. Congress then gave the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration three years to standardize the technology and see if it will have an acceptable outcome. 

Sixty-eight percent of people in fatal drunk driving accidents from 2019 have had a driver’s blood-alcohol level at 0.15, and the legal limit is 0.08. In the 1970s, politicians tried to have a system in cars so that, if the driver didn’t fasten his or her seatbelt, the car wouldn’t start, but the idea was shut down.

Of course, the best course of action is to never drink and drive at all, or at least to have a designated driver transport anyone under the influence.

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