Nartron develops Drunk Driving Prevention Device May 4, 1970
Reed City Firm Develops Device To Warn Drivers Against Drunk Driving T»T7>TriT^ /*1Tm*7 /TTT-»T\ * . *._*' award. "" ~'~ REED CITY (UPI) - A new car and puts the key in the ig- auto gadget has been develop- nition, he pushes a "Safelock" ed/to keep drivers who are un- button, Rautiola said. A green der the influence of alcohol or light shows But if the driver is drugs flff ^ rQad ^ to ^ ^ ™ «™ » The safety innovation, called within 200 milliseconds the "Safelock," was developed by light will turn red and .the car the Nartron Wire Corp. of Reed won't start, he said. City and last week won the re- The driver can take a nap, gional Michigan Week product eat or take a walk and then It is entered in try again, Rautiola said. If he the state finals which will be passes the test, the car will announced during Michigan start. Week. Rautiola's firm, which deals Norman Rautiola, Nartron mostly in electronics contracts president, said the device is for the government, started de- about the size of a cigarette veloping the device about two package and will cost less than years ago. He said research shows that the average person It works this way: responds to a physical stimulus When a driver gets into his within 140 to 160 milliseconds.