If all cars had breathalyzers, Then impaired drivers would be impeded (unfortunately not totally prevented as some drunk people will find ways around this) from getting behind the wheel and driving. Every little bit in cutting down drunk driving helps. If you're drunk, Then yes, You should be physically incapable of driving the car and all cars should be equipped with a breathalyzer and ignition prevention system to see to it that it happens that if a person blows positive, Their car cannot start.
No person should be able to drive drunk so I believe we should have breathalyzers in all cars even if you are a teenager. We all know there's a lot of drinking in high school so there should be a option where we can switch it to a teen so if it detects any alcohol
Sure it might be annoying but if makes roads safer for drivers then really, It would be a minor annoyance to for a great impact. The only problem I see is how are they going to incorporate L and P plater alcohol levels to the car’s breathalyser. Would there be settings or would you need to get a different one depending on whether or not you are a P or L plater?
Currently, Breathalyzers are only mandatory to ex-criminals guilty of impaired driving, To prevent accidents from reoccurring again.
Although installing breathalyzers in cars is an effective way to reduce accidents related to impaired driving, It is much too costly to implement.
Additionally, Alcohol is not the only contributing factor to impaired driving. Quite a lot of impaired driving incidents were found to be caused by other drugs.
I believe a better solution would be to address the underlying cause of the problem: a lack of education on the consequences of impaired driving.
We should not put a breathalyzer in every when most of the cars don't need it. We should only have to put breathalyzers in the cars with people with medical conditions. The others people shouldn't have to waste their time or money on this thing that is useless to them.
I don't even drink alcohol, A complete waste of time and money by the "coming global police state (tm)". And, As others have posted, Older cars wouldn't support it anyway - yet another reason I'm glad I drive a 35 year old car!
If you really want to "do something about" car drivers, Mandate cell phone jammers in all cars!
Implementing breathalyzers in cars would be too costly, And have too many barriers. How would this function in old cars that don't even have a computer? Why do you think people would let the government force them to install thousand dollar equipment on their vehicle that's going to cut down on the enjoyability of driving and make it more of a hassle than anything else? Cars are already exorbitantly pricey, Why add another piece of technology that will drive prices up even more and eventually fail? Again, Why force people with older cars, Especially classics, To install something on their vehicle that the vehicle's ECU doesn't support, And if it's an old car, Even plug in? Are you going to force people to buy a standalone ECU that can be worth a few thousand dollars from a known manufacturer that knows what they're doing (Holley, Edelbrock, OEM, Etc. )? It just isn't worth the cost to implement or the inconvenience to law abiding citizens. What if someone has just used mouthwash, Which often contains alcohol in order to kill bacteria?
I will start with the biggest reason, The Fourth Amendment. As a legal American citizen, You are protected under the constitution from unlawful searches and seizures. That being said, Without actual evidence of you drinking and driving, The police can not legally put a breathalyzer in anyone's car without the proper evidence or reason.