The U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing on “Enhancing Vehicle Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving.” In her opening statement, Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) stated, “we have addressed a number of auto safety issues over the years…[but] we have not really addressed the number one cause of death on America’s roadways – drunk driving.” Committee members discussed ignition interlock devices and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) research with the auto industry of new alcohol-detection technology.
- The Hon. Joan Claybrook, Board Member, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
- Helen Witty, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- David Kelly, Executive Director, Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers
- Robert Strassburger, President & CEO, Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc.
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