Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rick Scott (R-FL) have introduced bi-partisan legislation that would require automakers to install features that would prevent drunk driving.
According to reports, the bill would force automakers to install technology preventing drunk drivers from starting their vehicles. A similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Debbie Dingell (D-MI). The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) has invested more than $50 million into this technology over the last 10 years.
According to reports, some solutions in consideration include a device to monitor drivers’ breath and sensors on steering wheels. Some automakers, like Volvo, have already committed to including anti drunk driving technology in their vehicles.