By Brooke Williams
The Driven to Protect Initiative and Virginia DMV presented new alcohol detection technology at Wednesday’s highway safety summit.
March 19, 2015
The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), Inc.
Contact: Jake McCook, 202-681-4595, email@example.com
WASHINGTON – Today, the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), Inc. released the following statement on a research and practice paper published on March 19, 2015 in the American Journal of Public Health on alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes and how it relates to the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS):
“While DADSS is an advanced driver assist system that will be optional for new car buyers and not a mandatory interlock, we are encouraged by studies like this on how vehicle technology can save so many lives and public health costs,” said Robert Strassburger, President and CEO of the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc. “We are confident that DADSS will indeed reduce the impact of drunk driving and look forward to the day when it becomes available as a consumer option.”
By Alexandra Mondalek
(Bloomberg) — Putting technology that prevents drunk drivers from starting a vehicle into every car and truck in the U.S. could save 59,000 lives and $343 million over 15 years, according to a University of Michigan study.
By Lisa Rapaport
(Reuters Health) – – Installing devices in new cars to prevent drunk drivers from starting the engine could prevent 85 percent of alcohol-related deaths on U.S. roads, saving tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars from injury-related costs, according to a new analysis.
By Alan Mozes