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Statement on the American Journal of Public Health Research and Practice Paper on Alcohol-Involved Motor Vehicle Crashes

March 19, 2015
The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), Inc.
Contact:
Jake McCook, 202-681-4595, jake.mccook@gmmb.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.”

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