PREVENTING DRUNK DRIVING DEATHS – NEW TECH COMING TO CARS
Blumenthal & MADD celebrate provision in infrastructure bill to require automakers to include anti-drunk driving technology in new vehicles
About 10,000 lives could be saved annually thanks to new law
MADD: single most important piece of legislation in organization’s history
(HARTFORD, CT) – On Friday, December 3 at 9 am at Bob Thomas Ford in Hamden, CT, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), joined MADD New England and families who have lost loved ones to drunk drivers, will celebrate the inclusion of provisions in the recently passed infrastructure bill to require automakers to include anti-drunk driving technology in all new vehicles. The law requires the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to set the final standards within three years for impaired driving safety equipment on all new vehicles. New cars equipped with the NHTSA-directed technology could start rolling off the assembly line in 2026-2027. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety more than 9,400 lives could be saved each year as a result of this new law.
Left to Right: Bob Garguilo, Executive Director of MADD New England, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Erin and Larry Hermann – Parents of Kyle Hermann who was killed by an impaired driver
Click below to watch the live stream of today’s press conference.