ETSC Drink Driving Monitor (24) - December 2015
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Policy update from ETSC

Belgium announces lower drink drive limit for young drivers

The Belgian government is to follow France with the introduction of a 0.2 g/l blood alcohol limit for young and novice drivers as well requiring alcohol interlocks for vehicles used in public transport. Read more...

Rest of UK urged to follow Scotland on drink drive limits as offences fall

A new report for the UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and the RAC Foundation has found that deaths and serious injuries on English and Welsh roads would be prevented if drink drive limits were reduced following Scotland’s reduction from 0.8 g/l to 0.5 last year. Read more....

Estonia targets repeat drink driving offenders

The Estonian ministry of justice presented new proposals in October aimed at reducing repeat drink driving offences. Read more...

EU health ministers call for new alcohol strategy

EU health ministers have formally called on the European Commission to launch a comprehensive EU strategy dedicated to the reduction of alcohol-related harm by the end of 2016, following a similar request from the European Parliament in April. Read more...

Disqualified drivers in Ireland to be named and shamed

The Irish Road Safety Authority (RSA) intends to start "naming and shaming" disqualified motorists on its website from early next year, after consultation with the national Data Protection Commissioner indicated there is "no obstacle" to doing so.Read more....
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Alcohol Interlock Barometer

Track progress across Europe as more countries introduce alcohol interlock trials and legislative measures.
See also: Updated ETSC EU BAC limits table
Driver using alcohol interlock

In depth

Read our case studies on alcohol interlocks on public buses in Denmark, and Sweden's alco gates


Download the presentations from our 2015 drink driving policy events in London, Prague, Paris, Lisbon and Vienna.
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