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NSC Calls on Automakers to Implement Technology

Aug. 4, 2020
Alcohol-detection systems should be standard, the organization says.

The National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on auto manufacturers to make alcohol-detection systems standard in all vehicles.

This comes after a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrated that implementation of such technology could save 9,000 lives every year.

"This study showing the thousands of lives saved from such systems strengthens the case for their implementation in all vehicles, and NSC urges requirements for this life-saving technology as soon as possible," the organization stated.

Alcool-impaired driving caused 10,511 fatalities in 2018, which accounted for more than 25% of all traffic deaths. 

Advocacy for the life-saving technology in vehicles and infrastructure is a pillar of the Road to Zero strategy supported by NSC.

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