WHAT IS THE HALT ACT?
The HALT Act, signed into law on November 15, 2021, directs the federal government to require all new cars come equipped with smart technology that passively, seamlessly and unobtrusively detects and stops impaired driving.
This is a game changer in the battle to prevent roadway deaths and injuries. We are working to change how cars are made so no one ever has to experience the trauma of losing a loved one or being injured by a drunk or impaired driver. Let your voice be heard! Tell the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration why this tech is important to you as the technology enters the regulatory phase, or “rulemaking.”
Please comment HERE before March 5
NOVEMBER 15, 2024
The clock is ticking. By November 15, 2024, the USDOT must complete the process of setting a final standard for impaired driving prevention technology.
Did you know this life-saving technology already exists?
PASSIVE DRUNK DRIVING PREVENTION TECHNOLOGIES
What are Driving Assistance Systems?
Technology designed for the car to take action such as lane-keeping assistance and collision intervention.
What are Driver Monitoring Systems?
Cameras or other sensors that passively monitor the driver, such as eye movement, without compromising privacy.
What are Passive Alcohol Detection Systems?
Sensors that determine if a driver is drunk. This lifesaving technology protects the public's safety while preserving the driver's privacy.
American consumers strongly support the Congressional technology mandate. According to two nationwide polls conducted by Ipsos for MADD, 9 out of 10 Americans said technology that is integrated into a car's electronics to prevent impaired driving is a good or very good idea. Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found nearly two-thirds of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed with the mandate for vehicle impairment prevention technology on all new vehicles.
Dozens of traffic safety and public health organizations, representatives from the insurance industry, alcohol industry and thousands of victims and survivors of impaired driving crashes have also advocated for this law.
Here are examples of this support:
The HALT Act became law with the tenacious advocacy victims and survivors on impaired driving, champions in Congress and an extensive and impressive list of partners who are all willing to activate to ensure lifesaving technology become standard equipment on all new cars.
Here are examples of advocates rallying around this movement:
THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA
The news media plays an integral role in educating the public about the HALT Act technology requirement for news cars.
Coverage of the push to equip all new vehicles with impaired driving prevention technology: