|OCEAN CITY, MD – At the annual Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference, Governor Larry Hogan will attend a demonstration of lifesaving vehicle technology, the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety, that is undergoing a pilot testing program with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). Using sensors built into the panels of the vehicle, the technology works by measuring the level of alcohol on a driver’s naturally exhaled breath. If the breath alcohol level is detected to be above the legal limit of .08, the system can prevent a vehicle from starting.
Thursday, August 15, 2019, 11 a.m.
Roland E. Powell Convention Center,
4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
The demonstration will take place at the front entrance.
Governor Larry Hogan
Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn
MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer, who also serves as Governor Hogan’s Traffic Safety Representative
Approximately one-third of Maryland’s roadway deaths each year involve impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the technology used in the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety has the potential to reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 60 percent and save lives on our roadways.