Schumer backs new technology to fight drunken driving

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was joined yesterday by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as part of his push to stop drunken drivers before they are able hit the road.

Currently, some drivers convicted of drunken driving must pass Breathalyzer tests before starting the ignition of their cars.

Schumer hopes to receive funding dedicated to researching and creating fail-safe devices, which could be installed into vehicles. One possible device is a steering wheel sensor, which would be able to detect blood alcohol levels through the driver?s skin.

His legislative effort is supported by Carole Sears, president of the Westchester MADD. Sears? husband was killed by an intoxicated driver in 2002.

To watch more about Sen. Chuck Schumer's push for preventative drunk driving legislation, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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