Congress is requiring automakers to add new technology to vehicles to stop intoxicated drivers. The mandate is part of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that House lawmakers approved Friday.
The legislation hasn’t specified the technology they will require by 2026, but does state that it must “passively monitor the performance of a driver of a motor vehicle to accurately identify whether that driver may be impaired.”
There are currently convicted drunk drivers who are required to use a similar technology where they must use a breathalyzer that is attached to the ignition. The car will not start if the driver’s blood alcohol level is too high.
Tony Katz highly disagrees with requiring all Americans to do the same.
“You really believe you are allowed to violate me in such a way where I have to prove to some government agency that I’m good enough to drive? …It’s obscene and an absolute attack on my rights.”
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people were killed due to alcohol-related crashes in 2019.
Is this an attack on our rights? Katz discusses below.