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Majority of UK drivers support alcohol-sensing immobilising tech

Date: 23/12/2014 10:48:14
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

The proposed introduction of sensors which immobilise vehicles when they detect the driver is over the legal drink-drive limit is supported by the vast majority of Brits.

National Windscreens surveyed 540 of its customers in October for a study regarding innovations in safety. When asked what technology they thought had the most potential to reduce accidents on roads, 17 per cent said alcohol detection systems, while a staggering 84 per cent said they would support the introduction of such technology.

These findings suggest that UK motorists believe drink driving to be a bigger problem than speeding on British roads. Only 39 per cent of UK drivers were open to the idea of technology which could make it impossible to go over the speed limit, nationalwindscreens.co.uk reports.

Moreover, 66 per cent of survey respondents said they would buy a new vehicle kitted out with alcohol detection technology in order to benefit from a lower insurance premium, fleetworld.co.uk notes.

Pete Marsden, commercial director for National Windscreens, said: "These results clearly demonstrate the high level of support for innovation designed to minimise drink driving. There is a clear opportunity for insurers to capitalise on this support with premiums that differentiate between vehicles with and without this safety feature."

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