18 September 2018 – Safe & Sober Talk: Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving, Oslo

  • September 18, 2018

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 09:30-13:00
Christiania Qvartalet Meeting Center
Grev Wedels Plass 7, 0151 Oslo, Norway

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Norwegian Motorists Association (MA Rusfri Trafikk) and the Norwegian Council for Road Safety (Trygg Trafikk) organised the Safe and Sober Talk “Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving” in Oslo on 18 September 2018.

During the Safe and Sober Talk in Oslo, experts outlined the drink driving situation in the Norway as well as the EU, while international experts presented their experiences with alcohol interlock programmes. The practical implementation of Norway’s new law mandating alcohol interlocks in buses was presented, as well as the the Norwegian Police’s efforts to combat drink driving. Participants subsequently discussed drink driving and the role of interlocks in Norway.

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Impaired Driving in Norway | Gudrun Høiseth, Oslo University Hospital

Drink Driving and Alcohol Interlocks in the European Union | Frank Mütze, European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)

The Swedish Alcohol Interlock Program for Offenders | Pär-Ola Skarviken, Swedish Transport Agency

Various Methods for Controlling Drink Driving – Experiences from Sweden | Lars Olov Sjøstrøm, Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)

A Manufacturer’s Perspective | Olof Hanssen, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS)

Practical Implementation of Alcohol Interlocks in Buses and Minibuses | Sigve J Aasebø, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Police’s Experience in Tackling Drink Driving | Roar Skjelbred Larsen, Norwegian National Mobile Police Service


ETSC is grateful to Alcohol Countermeasure System (ACS) for the financial support for this event.