The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is asking that all new vehicles be equipped to monitor blood alcohol level before allowing a driver to operate the vehicle.
The NTSB has no regulatory authority, but may only request other agencies to act. This recommendation is designed to put pressure on the National Highway Traffic Safety Board-(NHTSA) to take action.
The NHTSA believes that fatal alcohol-related accidents are at a crisis level. Nearly 43,000 people were killed in 2021, the highest number in 16 years, as people returned to the road after the height of the pandemic.
This type of technology will take years to develop, regulate and implement. Do you think it’s a good idea?
What are your thoughts on this topic? It is a life saving proposition, but are there downsides to this idea?
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