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Help turn cars into a tool to eliminate drunk driving

July 12, 2011 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The ability to get behind the wheel and drive while drunk could be eliminated by new technology being explored. We need the community’s support and voice — alert lawmakers to this important step!

MADD reports —

Tomorrow’s cars could potentially be the cure for drunk driving with technology to automatically determine whether or not the driver is above the illegal level of .08.  If so, it is possible to create a car which is inoperable by a drunk driver.

With your email support of legislation currently pending in Congress, this technology could become a reality and drunk driving will be eliminated.

The bill, called the ROADS SAFE Act, is sponsored in the Senate by Senators Tom Udall and Bob Corker and in the House of Representatives by Shelley Moore-Capito, Heath Shuler, and John Sarbanes. The legislation would help fund this critical research to move forward advanced alcohol detection technology.

MADD needs your help to turn cars into the cure to eliminate drunk driving because 11,000 people a year die from this 100 percent preventable violent crime.

ROADS SAFE (S 510/ HR 2324) would provide $12 million a year over five years to help boost the research for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS.  The money will come from existing highway safety spending which means no new spending for the taxpayer.  For more information, please visit www.dadss.org

Please email your Representative and Senators in support of ROADS SAFE today. Taking action is quick and easy but can make the elimination of drunk driving a reality.