The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated there were more than eleven thousand people who died in drunk driving crashes. If you calculate that on a minute by minute basis, there is approximately one death on the roads every 50 minutes caused by a drunk driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety have worked together to try to create a number of alcohol detection systems. There appears to be a few promising developments. The first is the increased effectiveness of interlock devices which have the driver breath into a machine and it prevents them to drive or start the car.
The second device would be on a touch-based system. This means that an infrared light would be used to calibrate the alcohol content of a piece of tissue. The person would simply put their finger on the light and if they were impaired that care would not start.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a drunk driver, please do not hesitate to contact me at 407-315-2182 or contact me through my website.