The NTSB wants all new vehicles to include drunken driving detectors

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The National Transportation Safety Board pushed for a new safety measure this week.

It would require all new vehicles to include technology that can detect if drivers have been drinking alcohol or are otherwise impaired.

The board also wants new vehicles to have speed-related technology it says could help prevent tens of thousands of fatalities.

But there’s no word from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about how the measure is progressing.

The group reports that 32 people every day — nd more than 11,000 every year — die of alcohol-related collisions.

Here in Nebraska, the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative has helped keep roads safe from drunken driving as extra law enforcement takes to the streets.

In 2021, the Lincoln Police Department arrested 1,152 drivers for driving under the influence.

Remember that it is never OK to drink and drive.  Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, you should designate a sober driver, use public transportation or contact a ride service.

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