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Fail-safe system to prevent driving drunk

Toyota Motor Corp. is developing a fail-safe system for cars that detects drunken drivers and automatically shuts the vehicle down if sensors pick up signs of excessive alcohol consumption, a news report said Wednesday.

Nissan Motor Co., another Japanese car manufacturer, has already been experimenting with breathalyzer-like devices that could detect if a driver was drunken. Similar technologies, such as alcohol ignition interlocks, are in use in the U.S. and elsewhere


http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=2766963

Friends take away the car key of a person under the influence. But the might give in to the "I'm not drunk!" pleas, but the fail-safe system won;t.

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There are ways around it

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Have someone else breathe into it for you, etc. It's a good system that's been around for awhile, but it's not foolproof.

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We're seeing an attitude change here in NM,

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which is also preventive. Still a big problem, though.

A couple of commercials running during the holidays unashamedly addressed two big factors: "Good ol' boy" drinking and driving, and alcoholism in the First Nations.

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Hope it continues to work!

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Off-topic, but I didn't realize you live in NM.

We used to visit there quite a bit, and enjoyed it very much. There is so much variation in topography, and interesting ans unique sights.

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Yep, it's quite a place. I lived

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in big cities until the last 10-12 years; now Albuquerque traffic makes me nervous. Happy

Roughly 1.5 million people in the Long Beach CA metro area. Same number here - in the 5th largest state. (And probably half of us were driving drunk at any given moment.)

I think we're supposed to have 5 of the 6 possible climatic zones here.

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Here in Nassau County Long Island (NY)

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we have a district attorney who is making it her offices business to prosecute drunk drivers as common criminals and see that instead of a
just a ticket they feel the full weight of the law!

So far several violators involved in fatal (to others) accidents have been convicted of 2cnd degree murder and gotten 25 to life behind bars.

They and their families are screaming bloody murder (pun intended) but
when you get down to basics they got what they deserved.In all instances these people had a long history of DWI and should have been stopped earlier.

I feel that if these devices prevent one fatal accident they ought to be mandated by law!

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Yep, a life is worth a lot.

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We still have cases of a fatal accident bringing a repeat offender to the public's attention - 15 prior arrests and 10 convictions, e.g.

We have a "vehicular manslaughter" law, but I don't know if the penalties run the way they would for a gun crime.

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Here "vehicular homicide" is a relatively light sentence

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of two to four years. The ones who got 25 to life were convicted of "depraved indifference for life" which is 2cnd degree murder and punished accordingly.

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Sounds logical. Has to make sense to

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the appellate court or it gets tossed out. Good move.

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re: fail-safe system to prevent driving drunk

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One word:
PREVENTION

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