News & Updates

Statement

Statement from the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc on 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Data

October 2018

Today, the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) issued the following statement on new data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) showing a 1.1 percent decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities from 2016 to 2017:

Driven To Protect Initiative

Driven to Protect at the Neptune Festival

September 2018 

On September 28-30, the Driven to Protect team attended the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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.

Driven To Protect Initiative

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.