U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he's supporting the Roads Safe Act - a bill that would help create new technology to prevent intoxicated people from starting their cars. There are existing devices, such as ignition locks, but Brown says those are expensive and obtrusive and don't always work.
Brown says anti-drunk driving groups, automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would work together to design the new devices. The Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Ohio, Doug Scoles, says his organization strongly supports the bill. There have been previous versions of this bill that Sen. Brown says have garnered bipartisan support. He says the sponsors of the Roads Safe Act hope to move it through the Senate as quickly as possible and then through the House.