SMARTSober Mobility Across Road Transport

Promoting best practice in cutting drink driving

smart_forwebsiteThe objective of the SMART project is to address the main issues related to alcohol and driving and continue ETSC advocacy activities both at EU and Member State level to tackle drink driving and reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths. This focus is aligned with the EU’s own strategy to reduce injuries and deaths caused by drink driving.

The activities within SMART are consistent with and supplement ETSC’s systemic and evidence-based approach to road safety work.

In the framework of the three-year SMART project ETSC will conduct the following activities:

• An event in Brussels addressing alcohol at the workplace;
• 3 case studies on good practice in addressing drink driving in different contexts and for different user groups;
• 6 National events (2 per year) on drink driving taking place in different European countries and bringing together drink driving experts and stakeholders;
• A conference on rehabilitation programmes for drink driving offenders in Brussels;
• Six editions of the Drink Driving Monitor newsletter;
• Renewal of the ETSC Commitment under the EC European Alcohol and Health Forum;
• An Alcohol Interlock Barometer tracking progress on implementation across Europe;

The SMART project receives financial support from The Brewers of Europe and represents the organisations’ joint commitment under the European Alcohol and Health Forum.


Alcohol interlocks and drink driving rehabilitation in the EU – Guidelines for Member States

Across Europe there is still a group of hard core drink driving offenders that seem unwilling or unable to...

Case Study – Scotland’s new drink driving laws

On the 5th of December 2014, new legislation came into force in Scotland reducing the drink drive limit from 0.8g/l to...

Case Study – Arriva Denmark

Arriva Denmark is a major public transport operator in Denmark. In this interview, Jonas Billekop Heinrichs, explains how the...

Case Study – Alco Gates in Sweden

Sweden has long been a forerunner in the fight against drink driving. In 1999 the country was one of...

Drink Driving – Towards Zero Tolerance

This report provides an overview of the drink driving situation in the European Union (Chapter 1) and measures taken...


5 October 2017 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Helsinki

European Commission Representation to Finland, Helsinki 5th of October 2017, 9:00 – 13:00 The Finnish Transport Safety Agency and...

29 November 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Oslo

The Norwegian Abstaining Motorists Association and the Norwegian Council for Road Safety, together with ETSC, held a national conference...

18 October 2016 – Regulating Drink Driving to Protect all Road Users

The European Transport Safety Lecture 2016 Tuesday 18 October 2016, 17:00 Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels The...

21 March 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Warsaw

ETSC and the Motor Transport Institute (ITS) organised a national conference on tackling drink-driving in Warsaw. The Vice Minister of Infrastructure...

14 October 2015 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, London

14 October 2015, 14:00-17:00 European Commission Representation, Europe House 32 Smith Sq. London, SW1P 3EU ETSC and the Parliamentary Advisory Council for...

7 May 2015 – SMART approaches to tackling drink driving, Prague

7 May 2015, Prague, Czech Republic ETSC and the Czech Transport Research Centre (CDV) have the pleasure to invite...

24 September 2014 – Drink Driving: Working Towards Zero Tolerance, Madrid

Madrid, 24 September 2014 ETSC and the Spanish Confederation of Driving Schools (CNAE) organised a national event on “Drink...

3 April 2014 – Drink Driving in Italy: Towards Zero Tolerance, Rome

ETSC and ANIA Foundation for Road Safety organised the first SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) international drink driving...

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