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DADSS Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting 01-25-11

DADSS Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting 01-25-11

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NMA E-Newsletter #187: The Frog in the Pot (DADSS)
Buried within the approximately 600 pages of legislation enacted in the recent federal transportation law are two provisions to encourage the installation of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) into more vehicles. (Current interlocks are in-vehicle breathalyzers that prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver tests positive for alcohol. Learn more about the problems with interlocks here.)

The first offers grants to states that implement mandatory interlock requirements for all DUI offenders. The second provides continued funding for the Driver Alcohol Detection System and Safety (DADSS) program.

DADSS is a partnership between NHTSA and the automobile industry to develop “non-invasive in-vehicle alcohol detection technologies that can very quickly and accurately measure a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC).”

The effort centers on two possible technologies—one that reads BAC through the driver’s skin and another that uses cabin sensors to measure alcohol concentrations in the driver’s exhaled breath. Note that neither technology operates like current interlock devices, which have been deemed as unreliable, too intrusive and “not acceptable for widespread use among the driving public…”

It’s no secret that the true aim of DADSS is to install interlock devices in all new vehicles. Under this regime, all drivers—not just those with DUI convictions—would have to pass a BAC test every time they wanted to start their car.
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NMA E-Newsletter #187: The Frog in the Pot (DADSS)
Buried within the approximately 600 pages of legislation enacted in the recent federal transportation law are two provisions to encourage the installation of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) into more vehicles. (Current interlocks are in-vehicle breathalyzers that prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver tests positive for alcohol. Learn more about the problems with interlocks here.)

The first offers grants to states that implement mandatory interlock requirements for all DUI offenders. The second provides continued funding for the Driver Alcohol Detection System and Safety (DADSS) program.

DADSS is a partnership between NHTSA and the automobile industry to develop “non-invasive in-vehicle alcohol detection technologies that can very quickly and accurately measure a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC).”

The effort centers on two possible technologies—one that reads BAC through the driver’s skin and another that uses cabin sensors to measure alcohol concentrations in the driver’s exhaled breath. Note that neither technology operates like current interlock devices, which have been deemed as unreliable, too intrusive and “not acceptable for widespread use among the driving public…”

It’s no secret that the true aim of DADSS is to install interlock devices in all new vehicles. Under this regime, all drivers—not just those with DUI convictions—would have to pass a BAC test every time they wanted to start their car.
more http://wp.me/pp05q-3E7

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WWW.DADSS.ORG
Transportation Research Board90
th
Annual MeetingJanuary 25,2011Washington, DC
Bud Zaouk, D.Sc.
QinetiQ North America 
Driver Alcohol DetectionSystem for SafetyDADSS
 
WWW.DADSS.ORG
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Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety
WHY DO WE NEED DADSS AND HOW WEGOT HERE
 
WWW.DADSS.ORG
Why do we need DADSS
.00-.049 BAC
77%
1.5 Million DWI Arrests Annually1 Million DWI Convictions Annually150,000+ Ignition Interlocks Installed
.05-.079
12%.08+
11%
906 Million driving trips within two hours of consuming alcohol
94 Million
233 Billion Trips Annually by Car and Light Truck
FHWA/NHTS2009
NHTSA -2001

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