By Brooke Williams
The Driven to Protect Initiative and Virginia DMV presented new alcohol detection technology at Wednesday’s highway safety summit.
Waltham company behind controversial device
A quick-check alcohol detector designed to stop drunks from driving off was hailed yesterday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as a jump forward in the war against drunken driving, while also raising concerns about nanny-state intrusions.
The in-vehicle Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, or DADSS, blocks a car from moving if the driver is above the .08 legal limit and “may hold the promise for stopping drunk driving before it happens,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.