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Should Govt mandate interlock devices on all new vehicles sold?

Old 06-25-2015, 07:22 AM
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:29 AM
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so... rather than a mandated interlock device - what about cars that were designed to recognize an intoxicated driver and assume control from them as a safety feature?

There are performance-based indicators that a driver is intoxicated and unsafe behind the wheel. This would apply to drivers under the influence, drivers texting, drivers experiencing medical distress.... anyone that was driving in an erratic or dangerous manner. What if cars - just as a standard safety feature - simply took over from the driver if the driver was for whatever reason driving unsafely?

Perhaps then the protocol would be that the car safely pulls itself over and then incapacitates itself until given input from the driver that the driver was a) sober b) not in medical distress c) capable of resuming control safely.

In this way, it's not a mandate - but rather a reasoned safety feature to protect people from unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. As long as you're driving safely - there's no interference, no 'rights' violated. But as soon as you endanger the right of all the other drivers on the road to be safe from your negligence - your 'right' is suspended and the vehicle takes over.

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Guys, I feel like we're starting to come up with a very good script for a Sci fi futuristic movie involving a robot car turned rogue
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In a similar vein, I have always wondered why cops dont just hang out at bars at closing time ?

It would be revenue central. And would save a lot of lives
They do in some areas.
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:45 PM
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Guys, I feel like we're starting to come up with a very good script for a Sci fi futuristic movie involving a robot car turned rogue
lol.... Trust me... It's not that far in the 'future'.

This stuff will be real in our lifetimes.
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