The next time you climb in your car to take a ride with the family, imagine that you would have to take a quick breathalyzer test to make sure you are not about to drive impaired. The day may be coming soon that the vehicle you drive will not operate without a test before you drive.

There are reports this week that indicate manufacturers will be required to place these devices in the cars and trucks that they create.

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be required to have blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving.

Currently in New York State there are laws that require certain people to have an interlock device installed in their car after a DWI or DUI.

While getting convicted will likely result in a suspension, you may still quickly regain driving privileges with the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)

While we wait to see what the next step is for major automotive companies and the production of vehicles with IID, the best advice is to avoid driving while impaired. With all of the options for getting a safe ride or being able to plan a ride home, there are ways to avoid driving after having a few drinks or smoking marijuana.

As we close in on the last few months of 2022, we are getting closer to the date that has been set for new breathalyzer technology in cars.

The infrastructure bill President Biden signed into law last year sets a 2026 deadline for all new cars to have an anti-drunk driving system built in.

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