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Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Preventing Accidents by Drunk Drivers - Technology


There is current technology that could be adapted to prevent a driver from being able to start their car or truck. The following information and discussion about uses is provided by the personal injury law firm of Wilson & Hajek, with offices in Virginia Beach and Charlottesville, VA.

Drunk driving, injuries, and death go hand-in-hand. Once the auto or truck is started and put in motion by a drunk driver nothing good is going to happen. Sensory devices, similar to those used in airport security, can be used to detect whether a person has been drinking. These devices would not require a driver to blow into a device, and some contact point would contain the sensor. The sensor could be on a starter button, key or tab. This device would immediately register blood alcohol content and either allow or deny the starting of the vehicle. Technology is part of the answer to prevent alcohol related deaths and injuries on our highways.

It would seem the government would be pro-active on this issue and apply the technology to vehicles such as buses and commercial trucks. These vehicles are operated under governmental regulations. The testing of the operator by a simple contact alcohol detector would seem a logical step. The vehicles most capable of causing serious injury to the public would have this additional safeguard for the public. After this first step the contact alcohol detector could be integrated.

The current timetable for integrating the testing system in autos for sale to the general public is five years. It would seem the efforts to place these devices should currently be directed at the larger vehicles on the road. That would help circumvent the obvious problems of marketing to the general public because of cost and privacy concerns. A better place to start is to make certain larger vehicles are operated in a safe manner.

This technology will be awhile. In the meantime, injuries and deaths are caused on a regular basis. If you, or a family member, are the victim of a drunken driver, auto or truck, please contact the providers of this information, the lawyers at the personal injury law firm of Wilson & Hajek, Charlottesville and Virginia Beach, VA.
This entry was created by Eddie Wilson.

Francis P. Hajek
Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm
Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers
Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro

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