Tomorrow's cars may not let drunk drivers on the road
Tomorrow's cars may not let drunk drivers on the road
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Tomorrow's cars may not let drunk drivers on the road

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Speaker 1: As the bipartisan infrastructure bill known officially as the infrastructure investment and jobs act moves through Congress. We're learning more about what's included in the 2,702 page piece of legislation of note, the bill, as it reads a mandate, ordering us regulators to implement technology that will put a stop to drunk driving Rugers. First reported on this piece of bill [00:00:30] Monday, which would require the us department of transportation to set the technology safety standards within three years. After that time period, the agency within auto makers, two years to comply with the new regulations. It's not clear what kind of technology could make its way to new vehicles though. The bill states, any requirements must be reasonable and practical. If the department doesn't finalize rules within 10 years, the agency will need to report back to the us [00:01:00] Congress on any, according to an insurance Institute for highway safety study from last year, these types of detection systems and a vehicle could save 9,000 lives per year and showed alcohol was a factor in 30% of all us crashes that resulted in fatalities in the past decade. The I, I, us also cited a past survey. It conducted in 2009 that showed two thirds of respondent supported technology that [00:01:30] immobilize a vehicle of a driver's blood alcohol level was beyond the legal limit. However, the same survey also found little support for technology. If car buyers were required to spend even more on a new car, should car makers pass the cost onto consumers?

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