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Think for Yourself

My name is May Lou Fullenkamp. I live in a small town in rural Ohio. I am most grateful for my loving parents, they gave me a rock solid foundation to build my life. I worked for 30 years in the automotive industry and today’s topic is quite alarming.


It always starts “It’s for your protection”, Kill Switch standard in 2026 Vehicles


Buried in the 2,700 pages of the Biden Infrastructure bill is H.R. 3684 section 24220 (1) which is requiring new vehicles come with “advanced drunk and impaired technology” by 2026. It is part of the 1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. In 2019 Debbie Dingell (D-Mich) introduced the Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving Bill. In 2022 there were 15 million new cars sold in the U.S. There were 13,384 drunk driving fatalities the same year (nhtsa.gov). This bill should have a safety effective rate of 0.00089%. Clearly this new law is not about safety.


A brief snapshot of H.R.2138 (2) A BILL: Secretary of Transportation to prescribe motor vehicle safety standard requiring motor vehicles to be equipped with advanced drunk driving prevention technology and for other purposes. What’s “other purposes” mean? This is catch all language for Congress to throw in data collection and “open” systems that have a back door for authorized or unauthorized use. The “Kill Switch Law” is actually sec. 24220 of the Act called “advanced impaired driving technology” It allows the government to require original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) create vehicles that “passively” monitor the performance of a driver to identify accurately when the driver may be “impaired”.(3) AI will monitor your driving to create a baseline. If your driving deviates from the baseline it could disable the vehicle. There are countless variables like driving in a different city, swerving to avoid hitting an obstacle on the road, medical reasons, someone else driving your vehicle. What happens if you bypass the device? Will it be a Federal Felony? Using “preventing drunk driving” as an excuse to punish the entire population doesn’t seem like good policy. Kind of sounds like the “Kill Switch” is equivalent to someone urinating on your back and telling you it’s raining.


Well we can’t squeeze the toothpaste back in the tube on this one because it is a Law. Is this an attempt to strip away “The American Dream” of owning a vehicle? Connect the dots, follow the money and THINK FOR YOURSELF!


Contact Mary Lou Fullenkamp at mloufull@hotmail.com


Time is a precious commodity. This blog is intended to inform and spark an interest for you to do your own homework and share information with others. Grassroots organizing has always been the force that drives change.


(1) https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3684/text

(2) https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2138/text

(3) https://www.makeuseof.com/kill-switch-law-what-you-need-to-know/

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Mary Lou - Yet another invasion of our precious privacies and an unwelcome intrusion into our daily lives by an overreaching government. Thank you for POV. I agree, it's wrong. I was nice meeting you this week at the RCSCC event. Keep fighting the good fight! -Garrett

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