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DADSS Featured on CBS
By MADD | January 4, 2013| 5 Comments | Filed in: Drunk Driving

The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program is a key element of MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® and is the result of a cooperative agreement between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the world’s leading automakers, working through the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety. The project’s goal is to develop an inexpensive, publicly-supported and extremely accurate technology that passively senses if a driver is at or above the illegal limit of .08 BAC.  If the driver is drunk, the DADSS technology would prevent the vehicle from starting.

We continue to look forward to the day when there are no more drunk driving deaths or injuries, and DADSS has the potential to eliminate drunk driving once and for all. Please join us in the fight by pledging to support the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving and its three vital components today.



Submitted by Kikki at 11:17 AM on January 12, 2013
Recently a man who already had 4 dui's was released early from prison. Once again there was another victim. He now has 5 dui's! He had no license but was driving anyway. Police don't have an explanation for how this happened. Who is to blame? Is it the judges, attorneys or police? Somehow this person "slipped through the cracks in the systems". We've heard that so many, many times. Why aren't those cracks filled in? We have made a great deal of progress over these monsters, but it not enough. Over 40 years ago I had a good friend killed by a drunk driver. Back then it was considered an unfortunate accident, FOR THE DRUNK DRIVER!
Submitted by Lori at 10:20 PM on January 8, 2013
Is there anyone else out there besides me who is STRONGLY OPPOSED to NBC promoting daily alcohol consumption and the mockery that Kathi Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of the TODAY SHOW are making regarding their latest "sacrifice" to abstain from drinking for a month (during the show) in exchange for the cover of Ladies Home Journal? This is a disgrace! Someone MUST speak up! What on EARTH are the masterminds df NBC thinking?! Have they even CONSIDERED that many of their viewers (especially at that hour) will be on the road taking their children to/from school??? Isn't alcoholism a "disease" and not something to be encouraged? They say if one doesn't like it, just change the channel, but many viewers who have the "disease" can't just "flip a switch"! I wonder if Kathi Lee would make a sham out of it if "Cody" or "Cassidy" was one of the victims of a drunk driver who was encouraged to get sloshed each morning!!!
Submitted by Buddy at 10:59 AM on January 8, 2013
MADD forgot about effective policy change a long time ago. Sad.
Submitted by carol at 08:54 PM on January 6, 2013
It's not only about the 10,000 people dying -it's about those who have survived! Our son survived a drunk drivig accident, after being hit by a dd running a redlight at over 90 miles per hour -- he was ejected through a side window, hit the pavement and had every bone in his face broken, all of his teeth knocked out, traumatic brain injury, his scalp torn back, his femur broken, skin from his arms torn off, etc. - but he survived!!! After 15 surgeries, he is a walking miracle -- but with the help of strong narcotics for the chronic pain he endures. Our family is almost wiped out by the debts he's accumulated -- he's now 29 years old, but we feel responsible for paying off his bills. Of course the drunk driver had no insurance and no money -- and though he spent 10 years in prison, it didn't help our family financially.
Submitted by inmemoryofgehrig at 11:54 PM on January 5, 2013
Great video! And i hope this comes to light soon, its my goal to never see anyone hurt and killed by drunk driving

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