BBC website that Professor David Nutt a former Government chief drugs adviser told the BBC that to cut drink-related road deaths and injuries, alcohol sensors should be in every car and motorists would have to breathe into the device before starting their car to test they are not over the limit. " />

Alcohol Sensors in Cars!

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He said that some countries used the in-car breathalysers, known as alcohol ignition interlock devices, to ensure that people convicted of drink-driving don't take to the wheel.

In response, the Department of Transport said they are always willing to consider new initiatives to combat drink driving and would consider any new research or technology in this area but they have no plans to install in-car breathalysers or to use them to test drink-driving offenders at this time.

Mr Gifford of the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on transport Safety said it was worth investigating.

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