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    AAA Backs NTSB Call To Fight Drunk Driving with Technology

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    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarPro.com. AAA is backing a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, to combat drunk driving. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is recommending that all new vehicles sold in the U.S. have alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. If enacted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, this action could help lower the number of alcohol-related crashes, one of the most significant causes of highway deaths in the U.S. Triple A’s Director of Traffic Safety and Advocacy Jake Nelson says quote “This is an exciting announcement by the NTSB and a true show of leadership by NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy to move the nation closer to zero traffic deaths." Nelson continues with "AAA supports using technology to make the ‘car the cure’ for impaired driving.” End quote. The NHTSA says since 2000, more than 230,000 people have died in crashes involving alcohol impaired drivers. For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarPro.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.  

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