Tomorrow’s Cars Maybe a Cure For Drunk Driving?

A new bill, called ROAD SAFE ACT, was introduced on March 8, 2011 for consideration in the Senate. The bill authorizes funding to aid research of advanced technologies, which could lead to eliminating drunk driving.

” More than 10,000 people are killed each year in drunk driving crashes across the country and in my home state of New Mexico,” stated Senator Udall one of the sponsor of the bill. “This legislation is designed to help keep our roads safe by investing in new technology that will prevent Americans from driving if they have had too much to drink.”

The project is called DRIVER ALCOHOL DETECTION SYSTEM FOR SAFETY, or DADSS, and is a cooperation between the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), comprising the world’s leading car manufacturers, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

ROAD SAFE (S 510/HR 2324) would provide $12 million a year over five years to help the research for DADDS. The money would come from the existing highway safety spending and not from new spending from taxpayers.

E-mail your representative and Senators in support of ROADS SAFE immediately.
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