Drunk Driving Detection Systems Could Save Lives
Posted on January 7, 2022 in Firm News
By 2026, American automakers could be required to install drunk driving detection features inside standard car safety systems. In a recent article by The New York Times, the new technology would detect if a driver was impaired based on monitoring the driver’s road behaviors. Using intelligent braking systems, certain vehicle operations would be off-limits if the driver appears intoxicated.
Alcohol consumption is a leading cause of fatal car accidents on American roads. According to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study, more than 9,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every year. Intoxicated drivers have poor judgment and attempt aggressive maneuvers that allow serious accidents to occur. With the new prosed drunk driving technology, these dangerous behaviors could be prevented and possibly save thousands of lives.
NYC & Long Island Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver, call Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., for a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers. We will discuss the details of your case at no cost or obligation, and determine if you have a potential personal injury claim. You may learn that you’re eligible for significant compensation for your pain and suffering, accident-related medical bills, lost wages, future medical care, and property damage.