The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program, which is a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, is looking into the technology for an alcohol detection device.  A recent survey suggests that the public is ready for such a device.

Drunk driving accidents claimed the lives of 11,773 people in 2008.  These collisions involved drivers with BACs of 0.08 percent or higher.  If there was a way to cut down on the number of drunk driving accidents and deaths, would you support it? 

A little over a thousand people were surveyed asking if they liked the idea of using advanced technology to stop a driver who has had too much to drink, from starting their car.  Approximately 2 of 3 respondents liked the idea and even more surprising is that 40 percent said they would want one of these devices in their vehicles.

Only time will tell if vehicles will start coming equipped with alcohol detection devices or if they will be offered as an option.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a Daytona Beach car accident caused by a drunk driver, contact Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890 for legal advice.   You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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