The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS)

Jan Withers, national president of Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD), explains an amazing new piece of technology that will combat and stop drivers who will attempt to drive while under the influence.
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The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS)

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One of the most exciting technologies on the horizon is Driver Alcohol Detection for Safety or DADSS. It is a technology that will be in the vehicle. It will be seamless. A person will sit in the driver's seat and automatically, accurately, instantaneously be able to detect how much alcohol is in the driver's system. If the driver is at the legal limit or above it, the car won't function. Literally, in the next ten years, we will see this technology in our vehicles.

Jan Withers, national president of Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD), explains an amazing new piece of technology that will combat and stop drivers who will attempt to drive while under the influence.

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Jan Withers

National President, MADD

Jan Withers joined MADD in 1992, after her 15-year-old daughter, Alisa Joy, was killed by an underage drinker who chose to drive after consuming numerous alcoholic beverages. Withers first volunteered by sharing her story and lobbying for tougher legislation. She wanted to make a difference by helping to stop this 100 percent preventable violent crime. Now as National President, Jan Withers speaks to lawmakers across the country about the importance of legislation requiring ignition interlocks (or “in-car breathalyzers”) for all drunk driving offenders, a key part of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. She also advocates for federal legislation that provides research funding for technology that will turn cars into the cure for drunk driving. In addition, Withers continues to raise awareness for MADD’s victim support services, even leading a monthly support group — while also expanding the reach of MADD’s underage drinking prevention programs.

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