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*The new infrastructure package has language therein which mandates automakers to install new technology that prevents folks from driving drunk.

The provision, which was originally reported by the Associated Press, states that the monitoring systems should begin to appear in new vehicles no later than 2026.

Of the funds allocated from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, $17 billion will go toward auto safety

Analysts say this is the largest amount of federal funds allocated to road safety programs in decades.  Some say the bill will create more protected bike paths alongside busy roadways, like Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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However, we’ll have to just wait and see what materializes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the first half of 2021, an estimated 20,160 people have died in traffic collisions.

Not only are traffic-related deaths higher compared to the first half of 2006.  In the U.S. alone, approximately 10,000 people die every year due to fatal car accidents involving alcohol.

Ricardo A. Hazell
Ricardo A. Hazell began his career in journalism in 1996 as a Research Intern for the Editor & Publisher Co. In August 1998, Mr. Hazell began writing for for Rabercom Enterprises as the first lead writer for the then burgeoning newsletter and web portal, EURweb.com. His byline has appeared in The Root, Washington Post, Black Enterprise and he helped define culture within the professional and collegiate sports as Senior Cultural Contributor at The Shadow League. Today he continues to cover culture via articles and essays published at HipHopDX and EURweb.com, respectively. Forever striving to evolve as a editor, writer and author, Ricardo is currently working on several autobiographical works as a premium ghostwriter for @StoryTerrace.

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