H. R. 514
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 11, 2019
Mrs. Dingell introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard requiring motor vehicles to be equipped with an ignition interlock device that prevents a vehicle from being operated if the operator is intoxicated.
This Act may be cited as the
Abbas Stop Drunk Driving Act.
Ignition interlock devices
Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard under chapter 301 of title 49, United States Code, that requires a motor vehicle to be equipped with an ignition interlock device that—
determines the blood alcohol concentration of the operator of the vehicle; and
if the blood alcohol concentration determined by the device is equal to or greater than the blood alcohol concentration specified in section 163(a) of title 23, United States Code, prevents the vehicle from being operated.
In this section, the terms
motor vehicle and
motor vehicle safety standard have the meanings given such terms in section 30102 of title 49, United States Code.