More and more, technology is integral to the processes and devices associated with operating a motor vehicle. And now, a Swedish entrepreneur is preparing to introduce “robogas,” a fully automated robotic refueling system that could eliminate the need for a driver to get out of the vehicle and hook up the nozzle to the gas tank.
Time and laborsaving? Possibly. Something novel for early adopters of technology? Definitely. But the act of driving, as well as the act of consuming drugs or alcohol, are still totally, uniquely human. There are devices to detect drug and alcohol impairment. These include things such as Breathalyzers, metabolite blood tests, and ignition interlocks. But those only come into play after impairment has been called into question by human law enforcement.
Technology can be wonderful in the ways it protects us and enhances our lives. However, it’s still a “personal” decision to determine if and when you should climb behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
I believe that it’s fine to use and enjoy technology associated with driving, but the responsibility for deciding if you are at risk to drive impaired is entirely yours. Should you need advice or answers to your questions about how DUI laws could affect you, get in touch with the knowledgeable attorneys at Zachary Law Group. We offer a FREE 30-minute case evaluation as a first step toward assessing your legal situation and determining the best possible solution. That’s how we “Zach-It”!
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