Alcohol Interlocks in Poland

Entry into force

2015

Position in the legal system

Criminal

How many AI installed today ?

While there is no data available of actual installed alcohol interlocks the number of court orders is available. However, this decision is not binding and the driver can still choose the licence suspension afterwards.

  • Offence – 94 in 2017, 303 in 2018, 21 in the 1st half of 2019;
  • Crime – 609 in 2017, 2 180 in 2018, 840 in the 1st half of 2019

Who?

Offenders driving with a BAC above 0.2 g/l

  • 0.2-0.5 g/l (offence)
  • above 0.5 g/l (crime)

Offenders may ask the court for their driving ban to be replaced with an alcohol interlock after at least half of the driving ban period has passed. If they had a lifetime driving ban they can apply for an alcohol interlock after at least 10 years

Rehabilitation/medical aspects

Under the Polish regulation, alcohol interlocks are not part of a rehabilitation programme.

Evaluation

There are no studies monitoring the effects of implementing this solution.

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