Government 2018: Drinking and driving: the alcohol immobilizer test, untapped potential ”

Government 2018: Drinking and driving: the alcohol immobilizer test, untapped potential ”

Gouv.fr "Drinking and driving: the alcohol immobilizer test, untapped potential"

If its effectiveness is unanimously recognized, its application remains incomplete in France. This Tuesday, January 9, the government announced that it wished to increase the use of the alcohol alcohol ignition interlock to fight against drunk driving, one of the main causes of road deaths.

It is necessary "Real support"

"We need control and monitoring", insists Charles Mercier-Guyon. Since 2011, he points out, "The rare installations have failed: we found a person driving another car, another had dismantled the device ..." "There is an effect the time the device is installed" but which fades afterwards without medical or psychological follow-up, he adds. Gold "Among those who have had real support, such as in Austria, Finland and Sweden, a large percentage of people improve their alcohol management in a lasting or permanent way".

As a reminder, drinking and driving is involved in almost a third of fatal accidents in France, according to road safety figures. Ouest-France - 2018

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