Sunday, August 07, 2005

Drunk Driving In Essex County

David, at Clifton Blogs, wrote an interesting post about the regular appearence of drunk driving stories in the (Clifton news). For the whole story, go here.

David proposes several ideas that would help to curb drunk driving. Although he admits to not being an expert, he wonders aloud if cars could be made that could sense a high level of alcohol on the breath of the driver.

Although this proposal might sound to many as widely unpractical, it shouldn't be immediately dismissed. We need to first examine the possible scenarios a breath sensor in an automobile could create. For instance, if a car will not turn on if it senses a certain alcohol level, while a person can easily deal with this dilemma by taking a few altoids, the car's initial refusal will at least serve as a warning to the driver that he or she is indeed too intoxicated to be driving a car. To make the warning more effective, maybe the car should be unable to turn on for another ten minutes, which allows the person to think about their condition, and perhaps even retrieve somebody who is better equipped to drive the car.


At 11:38 PM, Blogger Janet said...

While we're on the whole default shutdown topic, I think we should install a way to force Jersey drivers to use their blinker before switching lanes...or else.

Oh and Britney might have been 20 when she sang the song, but very soon she could actually be called mommy by not one, but two little ones.

Who's the woman now?:)

At 12:27 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Ha! She's having twins? Wow, I better link to your blog. That way I can get this important information without reading People magazine.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Janet said...

She might be having twins. But then again, I don't know Ms. Spears-Federline personally, so I can neither confirm nor deny it.


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