5 February 2020, Safe and Sober talk: The fight against drink-driving in Italy, Rome

  • January 8, 2020

Safe and Sober Talk
Wednesday 5 February 2020, 10:00 – 13:00
Sala Stampa Estera
Via dell’Umiltà, 83, 00187 Rome

ANIA Foundation and the European Transport Safety Council held a Safe and Sober Talk “Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving” on the 5th of February in Rome, Italy.

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:

Antonio Avenoso – Drink driving in Europe and Alcohol Interlocks

Pär-Ola Skarviken – The Swedish Alcohol Interlock Program for offenders

Charles Mercier-Guyon – Drink driving in France

Olof Hanssen – Alcohol Interlocks in practice

Umberto Guidoni – Gli incidenti alcol correlati in Italia