Breathalyzer test before you drive

Toyota and Hino aim to reduce the incidences of drunk driving by joint-testing a new breath-alcohol ignition-interlock system that comes with a handheld unit that can detect traces of alcohol in but a small breath sample, while a digital camera will snap a mugshot of the driver for test-taker identification. Should a test result end up as positive, the system will issue a warning to the driver while locking down the vehicle’s ignition, depending on the current level of alcohol detected. Those who are inebriated will not be allowed to drive, which is good for all road users. Hopefully this system will migrate from trucks all the way to standard sedans and sports cars in the near future when perfected.

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