Heath Shuler, a U.S. representative, recently introduced new legislation that would help to prevent drunk driving by installing technology into vehicles to prevent anyone who has been drinking from being able to drive.
The legislation is known as the Research of Alcohol Detection Systems for Stopping Alcohol-related Fatalities Everywhere, or ROADS SAFE, and would require that the technology be installed in every vehicle. The legislation would use a $12 million fund that was set up by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to pay for the technology, which would disable a vehicle from starting if a driver is found to have a blood-alcohol content over 0.08 percent.
The legislation is currently being reviewed by the House Committee.
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