Drunk driving still kills and injures far too many Americans every year. Requiring that new cars be sold with anti-drunk driving technology could dramatically reduce drunk driving-related fatalities and injuries. By preventing drunk drivers from starting their cars, we’d be able to keep them off the roads and prevent them from hurting themselves and others.
Requiring new cars to be manufactured with anti-drunk driving technology could be the beginning of a slippery slope into government overreach into all aspects of Americans’ personal lives. While drunk driving fatalities are injuries are tragic, treating the more than 226 million American drivers as guilty until proven innocent isn’t the answer.