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Vision Zero International

Double shot

By David Smith

In its January 2016 issue, Vision Zero International features the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program.

Santa Fe New Mexican

Our view: Make highway fatalities a victim of technology


No matter how hard New Mexicans battle, the scourge of drunken driving resists defeat.

The Legislature passes get-tough laws. Marketing campaigns highlight the dangers of driving after taking a drink. Jail sentences are enhanced and awareness is raised, and, still, people are killed by other drivers who don’t mind getting behind the wheel drunk.

Greene Publishing, Inc.

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.