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What if cars could stop drunk drivers from driving at all? Lawmakers make push to force vehicle advancement

What if your car wouldn’t let you drive drunk?

Two senators want auto makers to build technology into every new car that would, essentially, take away your key if you’ve had a few too many.

Fighting back tears, Meghan Abbas held the last pictures of her brother and his family. In January, her family of five was returning home from the holidays when a truck slammed into their car. The driver had a blood alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit.

“He should be here. They should all be here,” said Abbas. “Drunk driving. We need to stop it.”

Florida Republican Senator Rick Scott says the driver should never have been able to get behind the wheel in the first place.

“Drunk driving is the number one cause of death on America’s roadways. Deaths that are 100% preventable,” said Scott.

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