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DADSS: Technology to prevent drunk driving

By Ashley Hunter

In 2008, a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) was born in the hopes of bringing groundbreaking technology into the fight against drunk driving.

Radio Health Journal


Synopsis: Government researchers and auto companies are developing a device called DADSS (Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety) that can inobtrusively test whether a person is drunk as he attempts to start his car. If so, DADDS makes the car inoperable. Experts explain how it will work and debate some of the issues surrounding its possible rollout.


New Tech Could Soon Eliminate Drunk Driving in New Cars

By Zach Doell

Every year, drunk driving results in over 10,000 deaths in the U.S., each one of them preventable. It’s a heart-wrenching statistic, but thankfully new technology is under development that could drastically reduce this figure, and it may arrive sooner than one might think.

Lowey Urges Responsible Driving and Demonstrates Promising Technology at Start of Labor Day Weekend

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today was joined by White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Westchester Chapter President Carole Sears, Director of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Bud Zaouk, recent Ossining HS graduate Ana Priego, and local law enforcement at the White Plains Public Safety Headquarters to urge responsible driving during Labor Day Weekend.

Times Union

Sen. Chuck Schumer pushes high-tech solution to drunk driving

Schumer backs $48M effort to install high-tech breath-based system

By Tatiana Cirisano