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US agency opens push to mandate anti-drunk driving technology

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US agency opens push to mandate anti-drunk driving technology
Reuters
Reuters
December 12, 2023

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it is launching a regulatory effort aimed at eventually mandating technology to prevent intoxicated drivers from starting vehicles.

Congress in 2021 directed U.S. regulators to mandate a passive technology to try to avert more than 10,000 deaths annually. The law requires USDOT to set a technology safety standard by November 2024. In 2021, 13,384 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2020.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)

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