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NTSB Suggests Alcohol Detection Systems On All New Cars

The Car Connection -- Development of in-car technology for all vehicles that determines the blood-alcohol level of the driver. Unlike interlock systems, this new technology would rely on passive information provided by the driver -- say, from the air in the cabin, or perhaps sensors on the steering wheel. It wouldn't interfere with the conventional driving routine, but would instead analyze on-the-go. While there are many potential obstacles to overcome in perfecting this kind of technology -- for example, separating the driver's breath from that of her passengers, or distinguishing between a wine stain on someone's clothes and wine on his breath -- it's likely only a matter of time before those problems are solved.

The NTSB issued these recommendations as part of a report on accidents caused by wrong-way driv


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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 8:55:27 AM

Wow, what a nanny state idea.
I don't drink alcohol yet I would be required to pay for this? I don't think so.
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:35:00 AM

Give me a break. Next they will be pushing Soylent Green.
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gabisgram
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:20:24 AM

Don't need it.
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checkum
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:17:35 AM

only the sheep would approve of this
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74celica
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:10:32 AM

sounds really expensive
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BEngr
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:09:39 AM

This is all most like hunting birds with a rifle when a b-b gun would serve the same purpose, over kill. If they focus only on Alcohol and don't include drugs a lot of impaired drivers will escape under the radar.
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danny999
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:06:08 AM

JUST DON'T DRINK/DO DRUGS,and DRIVE.
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:05:50 AM

NTSB should keep this bad idea to themselves. Drunk driving is not so pervasive as necessitating a need for such a system. The current interlock systems that exist are adequate and should only be required on cars used by previously guilty DUI offenders.
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dhawk24
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:04:35 AM

Why should non drinkers pay for this?
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LVNV6ofSpades
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:04:21 AM

how bout an idiot box in washington that will go off everytime a stupid idea like this one pops into the head of some retard bureaucrat.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:03:01 AM

Stay out of it!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:01:59 AM

Wasteful
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Brucevanf
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:58:22 AM

Again we all pay for the problems of a few.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:57:58 AM

Big brother - do it for those who have at least one DUI
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:53:53 AM

Just one more added to cost for a new car.
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mystic92
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:53:31 AM

That is just another cost that non drinkers like myself will have to incur
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:53:24 AM

Not likely to see in my life time.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:52:54 AM

Thats right, punish everyone regardless of guilt or innocence. What a bunch of IDIOTS! And we're paying their bloated saleries!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:51:51 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:51:22 AM

Not a good idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:51:04 AM

More governmeent control.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:49:10 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:46:57 AM

Enough already, Personel responsibility ....
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:46:27 AM

i agree with this.every week here we have at least one arrest.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:45:07 AM

Big Brother also wants GPS & webcam and audio microphone for all conversations.One nation under O with liberty and justice for none!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:44:41 AM

Might be fine if it would make the car unoperateable if alcohol were detected in the driver only. Drunk drivers kill more inicent people than all other causes combined.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:42:47 AM

50/50
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:40:52 AM

can someone say big brother.
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Can't come soon enough!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:37:48 AM

Put money & research in other safety & structural areas.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:32:42 AM

NO!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:31:46 AM

While this may sound like a good idea, it is legalistic, regulation-minded and quite a surveillance/spying technique for big government. Not only that, but you can rest assured that if such a thing were mandated, freedom-minded people would find a way to hack it or override it.

As important as this article may be, it has no tie-in that we can see with gas prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:28:02 AM

I agree with what "Fratt" said.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:27:43 AM

Strap on your seatbelt, give a blood sample, and start the car. What could be easier?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:25:16 AM

BIG BROTHER AT WORK!
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skanytank
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:25:11 AM

I'd say this is on the horizon for all new vehicles...just saying...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:25:06 AM

More of big brother.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:23:58 AM

The drivers will find a way around it, just like the do with the devices on DUI offenders...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:23:51 AM

Sounds like Big Brother in action.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:23:16 AM

Chancy call, medications and some natural agents give incorrect readings.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:21:17 AM

More money for stupid ideas.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:20:29 AM

Won't happen.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:19:39 AM

This doesn’t make any sense. They are in a way calling every driver a jug head and they think no one can be trusted to have good judgment.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:18:37 AM

NO TOO COSTLY.....
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epf
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:18:26 AM

Would not surprise me to see this device hooked to the black box utilized by the insurance companies.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:16:51 AM

Big Brother at work…
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:14:15 AM

Common sense would tell one that it is not time to drive. Unfortunately, common sense seems to have disappeared
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:12:38 AM

Why if you don't drink ? Why make me pay extra for the device? Not a good idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:06:52 AM

no solution
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:00:17 AM

No...dont need anything to take our "responsibly" away...It would be like taking away spare tires from your car, so you have to call the AAA...
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