Congress Debates Merits of Anti-DUI Safeguards in All Cars

Government Technology: The deaths of a Northville family of five in January when a truck slammed into their car in Kentucky has Congress wondering whether interlock devices that keep drunk drivers off the road entirely should be mandatory for all vehicles.

On Thursday, members of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee specifically invoked the deaths of Issam Abbas, his wife, Rima, and their three children as they questioned whether technology that could keep vehicles from being operated by any drunk driver should be more widely required.

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