Headlines about a bill calling to incorporate a “kill switch” into all new cars in the future are making the news rounds. We’ve sorted out fact from fiction and the truth is that yes indeed, there’s tech likely coming to cars that could limit or eliminate operation. The text appears to put drunk driving alone in its crosshairs but is that where it’ll stop?

Eliminating drunk driving is a noble aspiration. It’s the leading cause of traffic fatalities in the USA. In fact, on average, it kills a person in the country every 52 minutes. That’s 28 people every single day or over 10,000 each year. Not only does drunk driving exact a devastating human toll, but it also carries a hefty financial burden, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimating an annual cost of over $44 billion in deaths and damages.

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