Safe and Sober Talk
Tuesday 17 december 2019, 09:00 – 13:00
European Commission Representation
Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin
VdTÜV, the German Road Safety Council and the European Transport Safety Council held a Safe and Sober Talk “Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving” on the 17th of December in Berlin, Germany.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the four main killers on the road, alongside speeding, non-use of seatbelts and driver distraction. Impairment through alcohol is an important factor influencing both the risk of a collision as well as the severity of the injuries that result from collisions.
Across Europe, there is still a group of hard-core drink driving offenders that seem unwilling or unable to change their behaviour despite the use of traditional countermeasures such as awareness campaigns, fines and driving bans. Studies have repeatedly shown that alcohol interlock programmes, combined with rehabilitation programmes, cut reoffending rates both during and after the driver has installed the device in their vehicle.
During the Safe and Sober Talk, both aspects were discussed with national and international experts, policy makers and stakeholders.
The agenda is available here
The presentations can be accessed below: