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December 9th, 2007
Ending drunk-driving deaths is in sight, experts say
Emerging nanotechnology may put an end to a costly social problem that years of public awareness campaigns have not -- deaths caused by drinking and driving.
"Technology in itself, in time, could almost eliminate impaired driving," said Andrew Murie, CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada.
About 1,500 people a year die in Canada from alcohol-related accidents on roads, recreational vehicles and boats.
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But what has MADD, governments and police forces excited about is a new generation of ignition interlocking devices, which prevent a car, and potentially all vehicles, from being started if the driver's blood-alcohol level is over a preset level.
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