Monday, April 4, 2011

Drunk-Proof Cars

Are "drunk-proof cars" coming to a dealership near you?

Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs.com reports:

Two members of the U.S. Senate, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, have taken a step by sponsoring the ROADS SAFE Act, which would authorize $12 million a year for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop technology that would prevent an intoxicated person from driving a vehicle.

The objective, of course, is to prevent drunk drivers from getting on the road and causing fatal accidents. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Bob Corker (R-TN) co-sponsored the legislation, expressing hope their bi-partisan approach will help secure passage.

2 comments:

  1. Next up:

    "Congress to pass law requiring every citizen to be equipped with RFID technology under the guise of having your heathcare records available for Doctors in case of an emergency. A $20 tax will be collected for the new technology with $10 going to Microsoft. Added benefit, if you are lost, OnStar will locate you and send you home."

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  2. Yay for (eventually) no more drunk drivers.

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