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Dingell Applauds Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Drunk Driving Prevention Technology

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today joined the Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the announcement of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in support of HALT Act provisions to require impaired driving prevention technology in all new vehicles.
The HALT Act, led by Congresswoman Dingell and Senator Ben Ray Luján, directs the Department of Transportation to issue a rulemaking to require all new vehicles to be equipped with advanced drunk driving prevention technology. The HALT Act was signed into law as a part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The ANPRM will help gather information about the state of technology to detect impaired driving, about how to deploy technology safely and effectively, and will provide other information to further the agency’s work as the research and technology advances to the level to develop a standard to prevent driver impairment.
“Drunk and impaired driving has brought so much pain to families across the country, including the Abbas family, whose lives the HALT Act honors and remembers. At their funeral, the classmates of the Abbas children looked at me and said, ‘We have the technology to stop this, why haven’t you done something?’ Today, we can tell everyone who has lost family, friends, and loved ones that we are making progress to keep drunk drivers off the road,” Dingell said. “The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announced today by NHTSA is an important step toward making this commonsense safety equipment standard in all vehicles, and when it is finalized, will save thousands of lives every year. Not one more family should have to suffer the loss of a loved one due to a drunk driver, and I will keep fighting until we get this done.”
View photos from the event here.
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