Drink-Driving in Italy


The scale of the alcohol-related collision problem across Italy is currently unknown.
However, work is underway to fill the gap. Carabinieri and the National Police, which detect about one third of all road accidents with injuries, have made available, on a trial basis for 2015, the data on driving under the influence alcohol. These data show that were 5,876 traffic accidents for which at least one of drivers of vehicles involved was under the influence of a total of 58,981. The 10.0% of incidents detected by the Police and the Traffic Police in 2015, is thus alcohol-related.

BAC limits

0.5 standard

0.0 for novice and professional drivers

Enforcement: alcohol testing at collision site

Alcohol tests are done only when alcohol is considered to be the main contributory factor in a fatal or serious collision.

Rehabilitation and Alcohol Interlock programmes

Law in preparation for a Alcohol Interlock rehabilitation programme.

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