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

City Journal Magazine

Published: September 01, 2018

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.

Driven To Protect highlights the leadership of the Virginia DMV

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: August 23, 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). This event brings together administrators of motor vehicle and law enforcement agencies throughout North America – along with industry and federal partners – to share challenges and best practices in traffic safety, secure credentialing, and customer service.

Statement by Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Regarding the Acquisition of Senseair AB by Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM)

DADSS Research Program

Published: May 31, 2018

The following statement is attributable to Robert Strassburger, President & CEO of ACTS regarding the acquisition of Senseair AB by Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM):

Driven to Protect at Fort Belvoir Safety Day

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: May 31, 2018

On May 17, the DADSS team attended the Fort Belvoir Safety Day in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Driven to Protect at Ford Driving Skills for Life

Driven to Protect Initiative

Published: May 25, 2018

On April 28-29, the DADSS team attended the Ford Driving Skills for Life event at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA.