Thursday, 5 March 2009

The Next Big Thing

Over at TECHLifePost, my column this week is My Mother-In-Law, the Car.

Too bad I wrote it before this newsitem came in, from the ABC:
It will soon be mandatory for serious drink driving offenders to have alcohol interlock devices fitted to their vehicles in South Australia.

Legislation has passed the SA Parliament providing for a disqualification period for drink drivers, then the fitting of a device to their car for the same duration as their disqualification.

If the drivers blow any blood alcohol reading their car will not start.
Sometimes the future starts happening sooner than you expect.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Wouldn't a plastic tube from one's mouth fitted through the window of one's car make the gizmo ineffective?

Christine said...

about time.

Christine said...

Now the next step... sober drivers who drive like idiots and swerve in and out at 160km/hr and put the rest of us at risk should be permenently impounded.
The drivers, not the car.

Laserlight said...

Sounds like an opportunity for someone to develop Fresh Breath, a pocket sized filter or other thingy which will defeat this. I'm not at all in favor of drunk drivers, I'm just pointed out a market waiting to happen.

Unknown said...

These things have been around for some time now over here...