Have Drink. Can't Drive

There is consensus within Europe that drunk drivers represent a major traffic safety concern. In the European Union, they represent 1-2% of drivers, yet 30-40% of driver fatalities or over 10,000 deaths/year. Public support for alcohol interlocks, which prevent the drunk driver from operating a vehicle when his/her breath alcohol concentration determined from a breath sample is over a preset limit, has grown in recent years and is now over 95%. This article discusses the efficacy of alcohol interlock programs and also looks at the anticipated acceptance of alcohol interlocks by safety-sensitive markets such as commercial transport.

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  • Authors:
    • Mercer-Guyon, Charles
    • Gustin, Pierre
  • Publication Date: 2009-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01142351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2009 4:00PM