Arc Flash Extinguished?
A dropped wrench. A forgotten screwdriver. A scurrying squirrel. These are just some of the seemingly insignificant events that can cause an arc flash. Arc flashes can be devastating. An arc flash burned the skin off Andy Tomko’s face, removed parts of his ears, and "impaled" metal in his teeth. An arc flash burned Don Stewart’s pants off the back of his legs and left the skin “literally ... hanging off [his] arms and legs.”
Can drunk driving be designed away? Maybe not, but Takata , http://www.takata.com/en/about>-TruTouch< http://www.trutouchtech.com> is working on technology that could minimize it, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA < www.nhtsa.gov>) supports their efforts. NHTSA has awarded the company $2.25 million to continue developing its In-Vehicle Alcohol Detection test.