On April 30, the Driven to Protect team attended Technosphere, hosted by the Virginia chapter of the Technology Student Association in Hampton, Virginia. Attendees consisted of middle and high school students from across Virginia who were provided an opportunity to gain experience and insight to strengthen their STEM education.

Students were able to visit the Driven to Protect demonstration vehicle, interact directly with the breath sensor technology, and learn about its application in preventing drunk driving. Attendees also heard about the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ role and support for the Driven to Protect initiative and learned about the interactive lessons on the Discovery Hub.

The students showed great enthusiasm and interest towards the program and technology and asked lots of probing questions about the applications of and the development of the DADSS technology. In addition, parent volunteers and educators showed great interest in the device and its application towards keeping their children safe on the road. We enjoyed educating young students from across the Commonwealth and look forward to reaching this audience with more successful events this year!