The United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) wants mandatory alcolocks in all cars in Norway, almost 3.5 million vehicles.
Alcolocks are in-car breath alcohol screening instruments that connect to the car’s ignition system. It prevents a vehicle’s engine from starting when it detects that a driver’s breath alcohol concentration is over a set limit.
The Norwegian car fleet has over 2.8 million passenger cars, half a million commercial vehicles, and almost 100,000 buses and trucks. But today, only the buses are required to have alcolocks.
“All motor vehicles, both private cars and commercial vehicles, should have alcolocks as part of the standard equipment,” adviser Geir Kvam in the Social Policy Department of Fellesforbundet, which merged with Norsk Transportarbeiderforbund in 2019, told newspaper Dagsavisen.
With mandatory alcolocks in all cars, one does not have to make assessments on whether drunk driving took place by “accident” or if it was a deliberate act.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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