The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program is excited to announce a new partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In 2016, Virginia became the first state to partner with the DADSS Program through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' Highway Safety Office.
Virginia will be involved at various levels: from pilot manufacturing and vehicle integration, to field operational tests, to helping raise public awareness and gauging the public’s acceptance of the technology. As the testing of the DADSS technology advances in the laboratory, Virginians will get an early look at the progress that has been made, provide input about the technology’s convenience and operational features, and help refine and improve the technology before it becomes widely available.
Through this partnership, Virginia continues its leadership in the state-level fight against drunk driving. Still it experienced almost 5,000 alcohol-related injuries and 241 alcohol-related fatalities in 2015. The Commonwealth is enthusiastic about this new, life-saving technology concept that has the potential to prevent additional drunk driving crashes, injuries and deaths.
Stay tuned for more information on how Virginia will work with the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help invent a world without drunk driving.