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    Pennsylvania: Proposal Mandates Ignition Interlocks for All Cars

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    Pennsylvania: Proposal Mandates Ignition Interlocks for All Cars

    Legislation before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would mandate DUI interlocks on all cars.

    Paul I. ClymerA bill introduced last week in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would mandate that every car sold in the state be equipped with a breath testing device. State Representative Paul I. Clymer (R-Bucks County) insists that every motorist must prove that he is not drunk before starting a vehicle.

    Clymer's proposal would require that, by 2009, all new cars sold in Pennsylvania have a device installed to estimate the amount of alcohol on the breath of a driver. If the machine believes the driver's BAC is greater than .025 percent -- significantly less than the legal limit of .08 percent -- the car will not start. By 2010, all motorists would be forced to install the devices on existing cars before being able to sell them as used vehicles.

    Several states have mandated ignition interlocks for those convicted of drunk driving, creating a booming business for manufacturers of the devices. Court-ordered interlocks generally cost up to $200 to install with $125 in monthly maintenance fees. Permanent installation of such devices would add more than $1000 to the cost of new vehicles. The Sens-O-Lock brand, for example, lists for $1595.

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    Great, no more mouthwash for me before heading out to work in the morning.
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    I wonder where Mr. Clymer's stock investment portfolio centers him in regards to such technology...

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    I'm guessing there's probably some sens-o-lock in his stock portfolio...
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    I wonder if he'll have someone else blow into his for $20.
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    He is out of his freakin mind.

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    Doesn't it seem like a good idea though? It was introduced as a bill in NY last year, and Sweden seems to already be on the path to do this by 2012.

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/...zer-usat_x.htm

    When the detection can be done through skin contact without the driver having to do anything, why not do it then?

    Seems to make sense, right? Anyone who has ever lost someone to a drunk driver or worked an accident caused by one is justifiably righteous in their anger about drunk driving.

    But then so are the 40% of adults who don't drink at all about having another imposition from the government. What would that number be for those who don't drive drunk, 99%?

    Like any number of laws this would only increase costs and inconvenience the law abiding if applied universally.


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    I agree that it does make some sence, but it comes down to lawmakers instilling more laws and infringing on our rights. Why not require all automobile manufacturers to speed limit their cars at 80 mph?? That is above the highest set speed limit for the entire country. Why not require every child bron, every person who enters the country to have to give a DNA sample, and place a gps tracking devise under their skin?? Make crime almost obsolete, and we could track anybody down at anytime.

    If you ask me the legislators should be taking some of the stupid laws OFF the books, not creating new ones. Plus they should be concentrating on illegal aliens and terrorist.

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    Sounds like a great law. It'll never happen, but it sounds like a great law. Of course, like any other law, it is only going to prevent the people who abide by the law anyway. People that really want to get around it, will. Not to mention it is border line on invasion of rights. Be a good case for the USSC.
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    I think it's ridiculous. Interlock devices are fairly easy to defeat as it is. The drunks that already have to have them know all the tricks. It wouldn't do much good to stop people who want to drive drunk, and it'll be a major expense and headache to those who don't drive drunk.

    Here's a crazy idea: How about building a big brick stucture with lots of little rooms, and putting drunk drivers in those rooms and locking the doors? I've never heard of anyone driving drunk inside of a jail.
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