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Celebrating Youth Traffic Safety Month in Virginia

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: May 02, 2022

This May, Driven to Protect is leading the way in promoting National Youth Traffic Safety Month in Virginia. From the engineers developing the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) technology in the lab, to the parents and educators teaching students about safe driving across Virginia – it takes all of us working together to make Virginia roads as safe as possible. And we believe that our joint efforts will lead to a world without drunk driving.

Driven to Protect at Shamrock the Block

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: April 01, 2022

On March 22, the Driven to Protect team attended Shamrock the Block in Richmond, Virginia. The admission-free festival featured high attendance from Richmond-area college students, as well as local community members.

The Next Phase of Driven to Protect in Virginia

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: December 13, 2021

On December 8, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) convened traffic safety partners to announce the next phase of the Driven to Protect Initiative in Virginia: an exciting new trial deployment with international transportation and logistics provider Schneider.

Driven to Protect Virginia Announces Largest Commercial Trial Deployment of Innovative, Alcohol Detection Technology to Date

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: December 08, 2021

Richmond, Va. – Today, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) and Schneider (NYSE: SNDR), a premier provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced a collaboration that will make Schneider the first truckload carrier to conduct a trial deployment of lifesaving technology developed through the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program.

Driven to Protect Presents to Future Leaders in Mobility Program

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: September 01, 2021

On August 17th, the Driven to Protect team presented to the Future Leaders in Mobility at the Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) Headquarters in Herndon, VA.The Future Leaders in Mobility Program is a weeklong camp for rising high school juniors and seniors from underserved communities in the DMV area, created by VWGoA and the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), focused on teaching students about the range of STEM career opportunities in the automotive industry.