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Driven to Protect Initiative

Strassburger: A high-tech solution to the problem of drunk driving

This past week, law enforcement, first responders, engineers and other traffic safety advocates gathered here in Roanoke to discuss road safety in Virginia.  It was easy to fill three days with discussions on emerging challenges and shared successes – but some of the biggest threats to road safety remain the familiar ones: including drunk driving.

Virginia First

New vehicle alcohol detection technology showcased at highway safety summit

By Brooke Williams

The Driven to Protect Initiative and Virginia DMV presented new alcohol detection technology at Wednesday’s highway safety summit.


New technology keeps drunk drivers from driving

By Colin Schwager & Cynthia Beasley

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — A new technology aims to create a world where drunk driving is no longer possible.

According to the DMV – 278 people died last year in alcohol-related crashes in Virginia.

Driven to Protect Initiative

Driven to Protect at Virginia DMV Donate Life Event

April 2019

The Driven to Protect team had the pleasure of attending the 2019 Donate Life Virginia appreciation event held for employees of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The event was to recognize employees for their role in saving lives by increasing the numbers of Virginians willing to become eye, organ and tissue donors.

Driven to Protect Initiative

Driven to Protect at 2019 Mid-Atlantic DUI Conference

April 2019

The Driven to Protect team participated in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic DUI Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During the event, attendees learned about the DADSS Program, the progress being made on the in-vehicle technology, and how the Virginia DMV is participating in the Driven to Protect Initiative.