By Brooke Williams
The Driven to Protect Initiative and Virginia DMV presented new alcohol detection technology at Wednesday’s highway safety summit.
A research team is developing technology for vehicles that could detect if anyone is above the legal limit and prevent them from starting the vehicle. As Mark Strassmann reports, the technology could potentially save thousands of lives each year from drunk driving.
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By Jan Withers
The Senate recently included a provision in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (or MAP-21), which is the Senate version of the surface transportation reauthorization bill, that would authorize $12 million a year, over two years, for DADSS.
WASHINGTON – A coalition of companies and industry groups — including the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, AAA and American Trucking Associations — is urging Congress to fund an advanced drunk driving detection research program.
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A broad range of safety, auto, insurance and alcohol industry groups and companies has called on Congress to pass legislation to provide funding for an advanced drunk driving detection research program which could lead to more than 8,000 fewer highway fatalities each year and a nationwide economic cost saving of approximately $130 billion annually.