Alcohol lock for Dutch DUI 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 alcohol 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 ignition lock’s hardware in mid October.

An alcohol ignition lock is an electronic breath-analysis device that makes it impossible to start a vehicle when the driver’s breath alcohol concentration 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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