NEW DEVICE TO CATCH DRUNK DRIVERS PROVES EFFECTIVE
An innovative device, known as a passive alcohol sensor, is described in this news release from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The device indicates alcohol without drivers' participation in breath tests. It is built into a standard police flashlight. When an officer holds the sensor near a driver's face, it shows an electronic readout of the driver's blood alcohol concentration. IIHS is currently testing this device with police at sobriety checkpoints in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Arlington, VA United States 22201
- Publication Date: 1985
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohol tests; Blood alcohol levels; Field tests; Sensors; Sobriety checkpoints
- Uncontrolled Terms: Passive alcohol sensors
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00451734
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 066
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM