Laboratory Support for Evaluation of Alcohol Measurement Devices

The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) supports the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) in their efforts to further reduce and detect alcohol impairment. Countermeasure support includes the development and evaluation of measurement techniques for alcohol in the breath, the development of performance criteria in the form of model specifications for breath alcohol measurement devices, testing of instruments intended for use by law enforcement, technical support of demonstration and research programs, and support of the ODAPC employee testing programs. The laboratory capability and expertise established at the Volpe Center also supports development and evaluation of test procedures and related instrumentation that measure alcohol from other bodily fluids to meet the evolving needs of Alcohol Countermeasure Programs. Volpe will implement instrument testing to NHTSA Model Specifications and provide support to Federal Alcohol Programs and State Alcohol Programs, research programs, and interlock programs.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $3500000
    • Contract Numbers:

      HS34AC20

      693JJ920N000040

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Smither, DeReece

    • Performing Organizations:

      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

      55 Broadway
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
    • Principal Investigators:

      Smither, DeReece

    • Start Date: 20200311
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250310
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Alcohol Impaired Driving

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01756686
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: HS34AC20, 693JJ920N000040
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 30 2020 3:15PM