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Statement on Workforce Training Fund Program Grant

Statement

Published: October 04, 2018

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, the Baker–Polito Administration announced that KEA Technologies, Inc (KEA) – the company that oversees the research and development of alcohol detection technology on behalf of the DADSS Research Program – has been awarded a Workforce Training Fund Program grant.

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

Statement

Published: October 03, 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 at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Meeting

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: October 01, 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.

The Launch of the Driven To Protect Public-Private Partnership

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: September 30, 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.

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

News Release

Published: September 10, 2018

RICHMOND—In a news conference held today, Governor Northam launched the Driven to Protect public-private partnership that is developing technology to eliminate drunk driving and save lives on Virginia roads. The partnership is the first between a state government and the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program (DADSS) to deploy in-vehicle alcohol detection sensors (ADS), which will determine when a driver is impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.