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Senator Schumer Announces Push for New Impaired Driving Detection Technology

Senator Schumer wants to decrease the number of alcohol impaired crashes.

Sunday, the senator announced a push to accelerate the development of a new technology that prevents drunk drivers from driving.

Its all part of the Road Safe Act.

DADSS or the Driver Alcohol Detection system for Safety Sensors would use touch or non invasive breath technology to detect when a driver is over the legal blood-alcohol limit and would disable the vehicle's ignition. Schumer says in 2013 10,000 people were killed in Alcohol impaired crashes. The technology is estimated to cost between $150 to $200 per vehicle.

The senator says DADDS installation should be available as an option to all and required for those convicted of DWI.