Will technology stop drunk drivers?

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Will technology stop drunk drivers?

WTAM – (Cleveland) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is calling for passage of the Roads Safe Act.

The measure would fund a program to create a device that would prevent intoxicated motorists from being able to start a vehicle.

Speaking at Cleveland Police headquarters, Brown explained the bill would authorize $12 million in annual funding for five years for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program.

He says the funding would be provided through money that the federal government has already appropriated for road safety initiatives, rendering the bill cost-neutral.

Supporting the legislation is Julie Leggett, the executive director of the northeast Ohio chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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