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NHTSA Begins Effort to Require Impaired Driving Prevention Tech in New Cars

The United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has formally launched an effort to require that drunk or impaired driving prevention technologies come standard in new vehicles.

In its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, the agency requests the public's input on the information needed to develop a  rulemaking proposal "that require that new passenger motor vehicles be equipped with advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology through a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard." Comments should be submitted no later than March 5, 2024.

Click here to read the entire Federal Registrar notice and instructions for submitting comments.