Students invent new tool to prevent drunken driving
The Hans India | 23 April 2013 3:53 PM GMT
Nellore: The students of Gokulkrishna Mechanical Engineering College at Sullurpet in the district have come up with a new device that prevents a...
Nellore: The students of Gokulkrishna Mechanical Engineering College at Sullurpet in the district have come up with a new device that prevents a vehicle from getting started if it was started by people after consuming liquor. The car or any other heavy vehicle will not get started if a drunkard wants to start it. The vehicle will just not move forward and remain where it is. The final year students belonging to the Electrical and Mechanical Departments of the College have devised this new breath analyzer to prevent drunkards from driving and thus prevent accidents. The motor vehicles inspector lauded the efforts of the students in coming up with the new devise and doing something good for the well-being of the society. The students experimented on the motor vehicles inspector himself by making him smell a whiskey bottle and gave him the keys to start the vehicle. When he put the ignition key to start it, the vehicle just refused to start. The condition of the driver would be known by installing a device in the car. If the driver swings back and forth, the start button would not cooperate with him. The device analyzes the alcohol content in the breath of the drunkard. Speaking to the media here on Monday, the three girl students Kiranmayee, Priyanka and Yamuna appealed to the government and private companies to take steps and install the new device in cars and other heavy vehicles, which goes a long way in preventing road accidents. However, the motor vehicles inspector said that this device was not enough and an alarm should also be installed in four wheelers, which rings the bell if a drunkard tries to start the vehicle. The management, teaching and non-teaching staff of the Gokulkrishna Engineering College congratulated the three students for their new invention, thus displaying their social responsibility.