Driving with alcohol in blood is one of main causes of fatal accidents. No downward tendency of drink-drivers is detected (>1,3 ‰). They are responsible for 75% of all alcohol accidents. A new instrument to tackle this group is needed.
The alcohol lock programme is intended for drivers that have been found to have been driving with an excessive alcohol content. During the programme participants have an alcohol lock built into their car. Through this lock and the accompanying supervision programme the government wants to change the behaviour of heavy alcohol offenders and thus improve traffic safety.
Mandatory program for:
first offenders BAC > 1.3
novice drivers BAC > 1.0
Recidivists BAC 1.0-1.8 BAC
Not participating = 5 years no license 2-year program for all participants.
Extended for drivers who can’t separate drinking and driving.
• Driving license organisation imposed circa 14.500 AIP
• Circa 5000 persons have already installed the alcohol interlock (40%)
Possible reasons why people don't participate:
- – Don’t have money at the moment, maybe later
- – They have driving ban and have to wait serveral months before they can start with AIP
- – Not interested?