Today, Jan Withers wrote a blog for The Hill's Congress blog about the DADSS (Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety) program, titled: The Ultimate Crash Avoidance System. In the blog, Jan explains the DADSS program, how the technology works and why it is needed.
“Ignition interlocks now, supplemented by DADSS in the future, can take drunk driving from the front pages to the history books. While Congress disagrees on much, everyone can agree that eliminating drunk driving is a worthy goal, both in terms of human lives and cost savings. The potential return on investing $12 million per year to solve a $132 billion per year problem is a no brainer. MAP-21 sets the stage for the elimination of drunk driving. My goal—both personally and as MADD’s National President –is for there to be a day when there are no more victims of drunk driving.”
Read the full blog post here on thehill.com or read more about Jan Wither’s experience with DADSS from a blog about her trip to the DADSS laboratory. You can also learn more about the progress DADSS has made.
DADSS was also recently featured in the article, After the Party, a Car That Takes Away Your Keys, on the Wall Street Journal Online. The first line of the article says, "Friends don't let friends drive drunk. In the future, your car could be that friend." Read more of this article from the Wall Street Journal.