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"Interlock Devices" Could Be Coming To A Car Near You
by Craig Howie | AOL Autos
Posted: Aug, 26 2009
Each year, 13,000 people are killed by drunk drivers with a blood alcohol level above .08. Advocates of a new standard for in-car breathalyzers say that most, if not all, of those accidents could have been avoided if the drunk driver hadn't been able to turn his or her car on. If Congress and Mothers Against Drunk Driving get their way, could your next new car could come with a breathalyzer pre-installed?
Much confusion surrounds in-car breathalyzer devices for those convicted of a
Controversy, and some confusion, has emerged recently over the proposed reauthorization of the Highway Bill -- yet to reach the House floor -- which contains a measure that stipulates that states will be denied federal highway funding if a mandatory interlock punishment is not imposed on first-time DUI offenders. A second measure also before Congress includes raising funding for research of non-invasive in-car breathalyzers. The two measures are quite separate, although both are backed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
I don't know about everywhere else, but here if you get caught driving drunk too many times they put one of these on your car. It's a good idea in that situation, but making them mandatory is patently absurd. That's presumption of guilt.
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
This is taking the concept of a breathalyzer test waaay too far. I think sadly enough that people would be far too willing to just give up their privacy to prevent accidents though.
Great...now we need Finger Print Readers, DNA Analyzers, and "Black Boxes" with Cameras that broadcast into Government controlled Wi-Fi servers with trained/manned "Observation Centers"...
I would rather live on a deserted island picking coconuts off the trees than live in such a mechanized and automated society!
What Law of Man can be above that of GOD???