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Federal Agency Says All Cars Need Alcohol Detectors and a New Law May Soon Require Them

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Federal Agency Says All Cars Need Alcohol Detectors and a New Law May Soon Require Them


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) verbalized that all incipient conveyances need alcohol detection contrivances that can stop motorists from driving while inebriated. The NTSB verbally expressed it is urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to implement

measures leveraging incipient in-conveyance technologies that can constrain or proscribe impaired drivers from operating their conveyances as well as technologies to avert speeding.

If such a rule were mandated, it would require

passive conveyance-integrated alcohol impairment detection systems, advanced driver monitoring systems or a cumulation of the two that would be capable of averting or circumscribing conveyance operation if it detects driver impairment by alcohol,

the NTSB verbalized Tuesday. Then, it urged the NHTSA to “require all incipient conveyances to be equipped with such systems.” A law that was enacted earlier in 2022 directs the NHTSA to examine whether such a rule can be implemented.

An investigation into a 2021 California crash that killed nine people, including seven children, prompted the NSTB to call for alcohol impairment detection systems to be mandated in all incipient conveyances.

Technology could’ve averted this heartbreaking crash—just as it can avert the tens of thousands of fatalities from impaired-driving and speeding-cognate crashes we optically discern in the U.S. annually,

said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy on Tuesday. We need to implement the technologies we have right here, right now to preserve lives. ​

The NHTSA withal verbalized this week that roadway deaths in the United States are at crisis levels. Nearly 43,000 people were killed last year, the greatest number in 16 years.

The Democrat-touted infrastructure bill that was passed in Congress last year (pdf) requires the NHTSA to issue a rule about requiring passenger motor conveyances manufactured after the efficacious date of that standard to be equipped with advanced inebriated and impaired driving aversion technology.

If the rule is implemented, the law verbalized that the agency has to issue it by November 2024 and would give car manufacturers up to three years to comply. The agency can seek an extension. The legislation doesn’t designate the technology, only that it must “passively monitor” a driver to determine if they are impaired.

Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst for the ACLU, told Fox News that the technology raises privacy concerns.

There are an abundance of ways that safety can be amended that don’t involve invading people’s privacy. Keeping the data in the conveyance would avail address that,

Stanley said. I hope the regulators agnize the earnestness of this issue and don’t mess around with how the information accumulated is managed by the automakers.

When the infrastructure bill was introduced last year, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and several other Republican senators submitted an amendment to repeal the provision requiring alcohol detection systems in incipient conveyances. They cited privacy concerns.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.

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