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From: "Da Man"
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Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Thanks Fred!
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Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 23:47:52 GMT
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And 5 years down the road every new car sold must come equipped with this
new safety feature.
"Dave Holford" wrote in message
> Gerry Schneider wrote:
> > Thank you, Fred, for a technical answer to a technical question. For
> > everybody else - if I'd wanted a sermon on drinking and driving, I'd
> > posted in alt.bleeding.hearts or alt.dont.think.for.yourself. Like you,
> > feel that drunk drivers are among the lowest level of scum, but agree
> > totally with Fred that the whole issue has become an excuse to not think
> > rationally and to allow profit-driven private corporations to pitch
> > wares to Big Brother at the expense of individual freedoms. Example -
> > for the highest priced Guardian model, the common technology seems to be
> > based on the Taguchi sensor, which reacts to lots of other "oxidizable"
> > elements like tobacco smoke, car exhaust, etc. $1300 (Canadian) per year
> > maintenance fee for a product based on a $10 sensor? The more expensive
> > products are based on fuel cell technology which is alcohol-specific,
> > Canada is talking about setting the BAC level to .02!!! Try rushing your
> > to a hospital a few hours after having one beer at supper and your car
> > start? Or having your car stall in a snowstorm and you can't restart it
> > because your BAC rose from negligible to minor while you were driving?
> > soon before interlocks are standard equipment on new cars? After all, if
> > saves just one life... Now how about a discussion of the technology? Or
> > would you rather keep answering questions about how to connect an LED to
> > battery?
> > Cheers,
> > Gerry
> Don't drive drunk and then you won't have to have one in your car!
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