A professor at Imperial College London has suggested a new measure to curb drink-driving. Timothy Arbabzadah reports for Imperial’s Felix:
Imperial Professor David Nutt has suggested that all cars should be fitted with an alcohol detector.
In his new book, Drugs – Without the Hot Air, he recommends that the detector would be a breathalyser test, which would only allow motorists to start their cars if they are under the drink-drive limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Professor Nutt has said that it “could save a lot of lives”.
The Department for Transport have claimed that they are not planning to install such devices as they are “difficult to manage” due to the fact that it is possible to fool the sensors and the Department is “not persuaded as to their effectiveness in changing long-term behaviour”.
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