Schumer says technology can stop drunk drivers
Senator pushes bill to speed up ignition lock research
Someday, a drunk person won’t be able to drive a car because the car won’t start. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he wants someday to be here soon.
Schumer (D-New York) is pushing legislation called the ROADS SAFE Act that would speed up the development of technology to prevent drunk drivers from operating a car. The technology would disable a car’s ignition if the driver is found to be above the legal blood alcohol limit. It works with the use of sensors inside the auto that are equipped with touch or non-invasive breath technology that can detect in less than a second when a driver is over the legal limit.
Schumer said the next step in the developmental process is for the technology to be road-ready.
New York’s senior senator is calling for the passage of the legislation that he said would help move the testing along.