Cars in Russia may be fitted with built-in breathalysers
Ministry of Industry and Trade may fit cars with breathalysers in an attempt to combat drunk driving.
According to Russian independent media outlet Kommersant, the ministry will consider fitting cars with ignition interlock devices which will block the engine from starting if the resultant breath-alcohol concentration result is greater than the programmed blood alcohol concentration.
Russia has a massive problem with alcoholism, which has been seen as the primary cause of massive amounts of deaths of Russian roads - last year, 17 000 people were killed in road accidents in Russia compared to 1,870 in the UK.
In a similar fashion, the EU announced last year that all cars produced and sold on its territory will be fitted with ignition interlock devices; the law will come into force in 2022.
I don't think the new system will work, because as the 2016 US elections showed us, even the most secure system in the world can be hacked by Kremlin agents, so they will definitely find a way to hack the interlock devices to get the desired result.