What If Your Car Won't Let You Drink and Drive?

If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent?  Researchers at the University of Michigan Injury Center and theUniversity of Michigan Transportation Research Institute studied the impact of installing these alcohol ignition interlock devices in all newly purchased vehicles over a 15-year period; their estimates of injury prevention and cost savings are significant.  Results published in American Journal of Public Health.  See full press release.  

Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015
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