Infrastructure Bill To Force Automakers To Include Tech To Stop Drunk Driving

Infrastructure Bill To Force Automakers To Include Tech To Stop Drunk Driving


One part of the $1 trillion infrastructure package, hailed by President Joe Biden as a “monumental step forward for the nation,” is a new requirement for automakers to find a technological tool to prevent drunk driving.

“Under the legislation, monitoring systems to stop intoxicated drivers would roll out in all new vehicles as early as 2026, after the Transportation Department assesses the best form of technology to install in millions of vehicles and automakers are given time to comply,” reported The Associated Press.

Alex Otte, the national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, described the legislation as “monumental,” and the “single most important legislation” in the group’s history that marks “the beginning of the end of drunk driving.”

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“It will virtually eliminate the No. 1 killer on America’s

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