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Driven to Protect Initiative  |  September 27, 2019

Driven to Protect at Herndon Labor Day Festival

September 2019 

On September 2, 2019, Driven to Protect attended the Herndon Labor Day Festival in downtown Herndon, Virginia.

The annual event features wine tasting, craft beer, music, arts and crafts, food vendors, and lawn games provided by event sponsors. The friendly-family festival was open to the public, and most attendees were current residents of Herndon and nearby communities. The Driven to Protect team showcased the latest Generation 3.2 breath-based sensor technology in a demonstration vehicle. The team encouraged hands-on interaction with the alcohol detection technology and shared information about the program history to give attendees a better understanding of the Virginia DMV’s role in safety and support for the Initiative.

Everyone who visited the demonstration vehicle was very interested in the breath-based technology and enthusiastic about the program goals. Some parents expressed their interest in equipping their new vehicles with the technology as soon as it was ready for consumers. We were also pleased to have Virginia State Senator Jennifer B. Boysko stop by to learn more about Driven to Protect.

We had a wonderful time interacting with festival attendees and sharing more about the Driven to Protect work. Thanks for having us, Herndon!