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WTHR - Indianapolis (NBC)

Your next car won’t let you drive drunk

By Bob Segall, 13 Investigates reporter

INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes a mother’s grief can be summed up in a single word. For Betina Pierson, that word is pickles.

USA TODAY

New car tech could stop drunken drivers

By Becca Smouse

If you’re drunk, your car may soon be able to stop you from driving.

The Detroit News

Alcohol detection system could prevent tragedies

By Colleen Sheehey-Church

Earlier this month, I had the honor of standing with leaders of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Congress and the auto industry for the global introduction of technologies that could eventually lead to the end of drunken driving as the leading cause of highway deaths.

Popular Science

IN FIVE YEARS, YOUR CAR WILL PREVENT YOU FROM DRIVING DRUNK

By Jason Cipriani

Drunk driving kills 28 people a day, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report in 2013.
Attempts to curtail deaths caused by drunk driving, from organizations like Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, have long tried to educate the public on the topic. Yet people continue to get behind the wheel after drinking. A new technology, recently demonstrated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), might be able to prevent that.

Slate

Breathalyzers Have Been a Good Idea for Years. They’re Still Not Ready.

By Lily Hay Newman

Last week, the Department of Transportation presented research into two built-in blood alcohol content sensors for cars.