News & Updates

Driven To Protect Initiative

Driven to Protect at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Meeting

September 2018 

On September 12-13, the Driven to Protect team attended the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Board of Directors Meeting in Ruckersville, Virginia.

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The Launch of the Driven To Protect Public-Private Partnership

September 2018

This month, the Alcohol Detection System (ADS) took a giant step out of the lab and into the real world with the launch of the in-car testing in Virginia.  In a news conference on September 10, Governor Northam of Virginia launched the Driven to Protect public-private partnership, which is the first between a state government and the DADSS Program.

News Release

Governor Northam Launches First Real-World Testing of Innovative, In-Car Alcohol Detection Technology to Save Lives

September 2018

Driven to Protect partnership between Virginia DMV, James River Transportation, and automakers is the first of its kind.

City Journal Magazine

AV vs. DUI: Autonomous vehicles offer new promise for combating drunk driving, but they also raise new questions.

Despite deaths from cell phones and other tech distractions, a huge percentage of the carnage on America’s roads is still due to drinking and driving. Out of the 37,461 people killed on the roads in 2016, 10,497 people—nearly 30 percent—died because they were, or someone else was, drunk. An innovative way is emerging to cut that death toll, and it highlights the burgeoning issues of regulating autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

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Driven To Protect highlights the leadership of the Virginia DMV

August 2018

The Driven To Protect Initiative, a partnership between the Virginia DMV and the DADSS Program, exhibited at the 2018 Annual International Conference of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).