Alcohol lock for Dutch drink drivers

5th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

From 1 December Dutch drivers caught with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.13 percent will have an ignition lock fitted to their cars.

Transport Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen has informed parliament that the road transport authority RDW is to issue its formal approval of the alcohol lock hardware in mid-October.

An alcohol ignition lock is an electronic breathalyser device that makes it impossible for the driver to start a vehicle when the alcohol level in his breath is over the legal limit of 90 µg/l.

After a trial period with the accompanying software, the first alcohol locks can be fitted in December.


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