Schumer wants funds to stop drunken drivers

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the nation should increase funds for the development of high-tech sensors that can disable a car's ignition if its driver is drunk.



He said Sunday that he is supporting legislation that would increase funding for research and development of the new sensors.



The technology works by detecting alcohol in breath or even the touch of skin. If a person's alcohol level is found to be above the legal limit to drive, the car's ignition won't start.


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