Existing technology can eliminate drunk driving

Auto industry manufacturers and suppliers have been active on drunk driving prevention technology R&D for at least the last 10-15 years. To move this lifesaving technology from the research and development stage into an installation requirement for all new automobiles, however, federally mandated safety standards are needed. A standard-setting process will compel the industry to act.

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in 2019 that would require NHTSA to conduct a technology neutral rulemaking that results in a requirement for drunk driving prevention in all new vehicles in the near future.