Tag Archives: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

• Technology: You’re car won’t start if you drink too much

Technology: You’re car won’t start if you drink too much

Technology is being researched by the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) Breath-based and touch-based sensors could be employed in vehicles The breath-based system could measure the amount of alcohol molecules in the driver’s breath The touch-based system would use near-infrared tissue spectroscopy to see how much alcohol is in a person’s blood  Blood alcohol […]

• Driving drowsy is more dangerous than you think

Driving drowsy is more dangerous than you think

New research suggests that nearly a third of fatal accidents involve fatigued drivers. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is known to increase the chances of causing an accident. For instance, marijuana can impair drivers’ reaction time. But what about drowsiness? As many as a third of all fatal car crashes might involve fatigued […]

• Beer Institute spent $260K lobbying

Beer Institute spent $260K lobbying

The Beer Institute spent $260,000 in the third quarter to lobby on alcohol tax, labeling, safety awareness and other issues, according to a disclosure report. That is up from the $220,000 it spent in the second quarter and down from the $360,000 it spent in the third quarter last year. The trade group — whose […]

• Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Future technology may put the brakes on drunk drivers and save many lives as researchers in Massachusetts are developing a system that will prevent a car from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol level is higher than the legal limit. The new technology, known as the Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety, would use sensors […]

• NOT Good Booze News: Survey Finds 17 Million Drive While Drunk

NOT Good Booze News: Survey Finds 17 Million Drive While Drunk

As many as 17 million people — 8 percent of all U.S. drivers — drive drunk annually, according to new survey data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.