Skip to comments.Senator wants alcohol breath-test machine in your car!
Posted on 03/12/2011 6:53:21 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is the lead player in a legislative effort, already endorsed by a handful of other senators, that would spend $60 million to develop a program that would charge consumers for the costs of installing drunk-driving interlock devices in vehicles.
The proposal, S.510, was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate by Udall, who was joined by Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Al Franken, D-Minn., Amy Klobuchar D-Minn., West John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
The legislation actually doesn't call for the technology to be installed in every vehicle but urges "more widespread deployment of in-vehicle technology to prevent alcohol-impaired driving." The device already is ordered into use sometimes by courts addressing cases of drunk drivers who offend repeatedly.
The proposal delivers $12 million to promoters of the program in each of five years for what the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration calls the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety.
The "fact sheet" posted by the federal agency describes the interest in "technologies that will quickly and accurately measure a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in a non-invasive manner. If the system detects that a driver is drunk, the vehicle will be disabled from being driven."
It has been suggested that a tissue spectrometry program, a touch-based approach in which sensors would measure the level of alcohol in tissue, might be used. Or the program might use the infrared light spectrum to "detect alcohol concentration in the driver's exhaled breath."
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
So long as they keep it to some guy who wants to prove he’s come clean after a past DUI, but don’t bother doing it on all of us, no getting intrusive without criminal charges and convictions!
Only after one gets integrated into the Senate voting system. They can name it after the Swimmer.
Don’t some of the states already charge DUI offenders a small fortune for this “service”? I’m pretty sure IN does, or did.
They want everyone to be treated as criminals until this country is one big prison camp
I swear Democrats are commies in disguise.
I want a breath tester implanted in the senator’s head!
Nanny State PING!
Related issue. Next a phone disconnect similar to this, to stop phone calls and texting.
I hope it can tell the difference between beer and Listerine........
communists should be shot like they were in the 60’s
who are putting up to get rid of corker ? this traitor voted for the start treaty.
I swear commies are Democrats in disguise...
This $60 million to “develop the technology” is pure bullshit! The technology already exists! The money will go to some well connected company who gave money to some senator. Guaranteed.
Or the difference between wine and ketosis ...
I want an alcohol test machine at the entrance of the Senate and House Chambers. Their votes shouldn’t be impaired and are at least as important as driving clean.
Whose selling the contraption and who gets a piece of the pie? Tom Udall has done enough harm with his energy kickbacks and stealing land on the pretext it’s for conservation.
Someone already proposed equipping cars with cell phone jammers.
Someone want to invest in my company that will sell little blowers that plug into your cigarette lighter that just happen to have connections that fit the alcohol tester?
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