Driven To Protect

Driven to Protect is a public-private partnership between the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Program and individual state governments that is helping to develop technology to eliminate drunk driving and save lives.

The vehicle-integrated alcohol detection technology will determine when a driver is impaired with a blood alcohol concentration at or above 0.08% and prevent the car from moving. The breakthrough technology will be fast, accurate, reliable, and affordable.

Virginia was the first state to join DADSS and help launch the Driven to Protect Initiative, followed by Maryland in 2019. Learn more about each state’s role in the fight against drunk driving below and visit the Driven to Protect Discovery Hub for free educational resources.

Learn how Virginia is testing the alcohol breath sensors in partnership with James River Transportation and introducing the technology to its citizens.
Learn how Maryland is putting the technology on the road by outfitting seven fleet vehicles with the alcohol breath sensors to gather real-world data.