Imagine a car that would care for you just like family…A car that would not let you drive when drunk. Fascinating isn’t it?
Researchers are working on an in-built blood alcohol level tester that can prevent people under its influence from driving. The team at the University of Michigan studied the impact of installing these alcohol ignition interlock devices in all newly-purchased vehicles over a 15-year period.
They found that around 85 percent of the crashes resulting in deaths could be avoided through this and the estimates of injury prevention and cost savings are significant.
“It means preventing more than 59,000 deaths in US alone over 15 years,” the team reported in a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health.
“Our analysis highlights the significant public health benefit and societal cost savings associated with including alcohol ignition interlock devices as standard equipment in all new cars,” said lead author Patrick Carter from University of Michigan. Carter also added that by “capitalising on recent technological advancements that make alcohol-detecting sensors seamless to the driver and applying such technology more broadly to all newly-built vehicles, “we can actually have a substantial injury prevention impact among traditionally hard-to-reach high-risk populations,”
Big thumbs up! we are impressed by this new hi-tech car and can’t wait to see it on roads…making world a much safer place!!