New federal law will require car makers to install drunk driving detectors – CBS Chicago


imageCHICAGO (CBS) — A new federal law will require all car makers to start installing monitors in new vehicles, to detect drunk driving.

It’s part of the Infrastructure investment and Jobs Act , signed into law last November.It calls for the technology to track a driver’s blood alcohol level for impairment.

Supporters of the measure expect some initial push-back, but say the key words are “passive monitoring” so to keep other drivers safe.

“The technology has been there for some time and if anyone knows history there was a lot of resistance to seat belts.there was a lot of resistance to air bags,” Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly.

One McHenry mother said she believes this technology would have saved her son’s life.He died in a crash involving a drunk driver in 2018 and she’s been fighting for this change ever since.

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