21 March 2016 – Alcohol interlocks: towards a European approach for the fight against drink-driving? – Athens

  • March 21, 2016

Monday 21 March 2016, 09:00-13:30.

Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, Anastaseos 2, Pappagos Cholargos 156 69 – Athens, Greece

The European Transport Safety Council, together with the Road Safety Institute (RSI) Panos Mylonas organised a round-table event at the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks to raise awareness  amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders of how to strenghten a systemic approach to reduce alcohol misuse in road transport.

The event focused on measures to tackle drink driving such as the use of alcohol interlocks, research findings and case studies from EU Member States. Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis, as well as Giorgos Oursouzidis, President of the Inter-Ministerial Permanent Committee of the Greek Parliament and MEP Miltiadis Kyrkos analysed road safety trends and discussed upcoming challenges. An interdisciplinary round-table discussion gathering officials and civil society representatives provided participants with a multi-sector debate on the applicability of measures implemented in Austria, Belgium, France as well as other EU Member States.


Press release (in Greek)


Drink Driving in the EU – ETSC – Ilyas Daoud

Analysis of the Belgian alcohol interlocks rehabilitation programme – Belgian Federal Ministry of Transport – Anneliese Heeren

Experiences of alcohol interlocks for DUI offenders in Austria – Austrian Road Safety Board – Armin Kaltenegger

Alcohol interlock standards in Europe – ACS – Stéphane Vialettes

Additional information 

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/653 of 24 April 2015 on codes – Alcohol Interlock devices