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Lithuania: alcohol interlock programme launching in January

  • April 2, 2019

The Lithuanian parliament has passed legislation permitting the use of an alcohol interlock as an alternative to a driving ban from next year.

Lithuania is the ninth EU Member State to introduce an alcohol interlock-based programme for rehabilitating drink-driving offenders.

The Baltic country has made very significant improvements in road safety in recent years, with a 43% reduction in annual road deaths since 2010, the second biggest drop among EU countries. Since 2001, deaths have declined by 76%.

Amongst other measures, the country has introduced zero tolerance on drink-driving for commercial and novice drivers, a general BAC limit of 0.4 g/l and has trialled alcohol interlocks on school busses.

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  • Press releases
  • January 11, 2023

New film shows alcohol interlocks can save lives and change the lives of those that use them

  • Publications
  • January 5, 2023

Briefing: Conditional Licences and Alcohol Interlock Rehabilitation Programmes in the Revision of the EU Driving Licence Directive 2006/126

  • Press releases
  • December 13, 2022

Drink-driving checks need a post-Covid booster