SMARTSober Mobility Across Road Transport

Promoting best practice in cutting drink driving

smart_forwebsiteThe objective of the SMART project is to address the main issues related to alcohol and driving and continue ETSC advocacy activities both at EU and Member State level to tackle drink driving and reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths. This focus is aligned with the EU’s own strategy to reduce injuries and deaths caused by drink driving.

The activities within SMART are consistent with and supplement ETSC’s systemic and evidence-based approach to road safety work.

In the framework of the SMART project (2020-2021) ETSC will conduct the following activities:

• Twenty country reports on drink-driving: for each country, an in-depth analysis of the drink driving situation is produced, including figures, policies, technology, enforcement, campaigns and multi stakeholder approach;

• An interactive map where all the reports can be found

• One video on a relevant drink-driving topic to be published on social media

The SMART project receives financial support from The Brewers of Europe and represents the organisations’ joint commitment under the European Alcohol and Health Forum.

SMART Videos

  1. How Alcohol Interlocks can help preventing drink driving
  2. Why the EU needs a zero tolerance drink driving limit
  3. Sweden’s Alco Gates – a smart way to reduce drink driving

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United Kingdom


Progress in reducing drink-driving and other alcohol-related road deaths in Europe

This report aims to provide an updated overview of the drink-driving situation in Europe, covering 32 countries: the 28...

7 SMART Ways of tackling Drink-Driving in Europe

The report aims to present the wide-ranging approaches used to tackle drink driving in Europe, including legislation (BAC limits,...

Progress in Reducing Drink Driving in Europe

This report aims to provide an updated overview of the drink driving situation in Europe, covering 32 countries: the...

Alcohol interlocks and drink driving rehabilitation in the EU – Guidelines for Member States

Across Europe there is still a group of hard core drink driving offenders that seem unwilling or unable to...

Case Study – Scotland’s new drink driving laws

On the 5th of December 2014, new legislation came into force in Scotland reducing the drink drive limit from 0.8g/l to...

Case Study – Arriva Denmark

Arriva Denmark is a major public transport operator in Denmark. In this interview, Jonas Billekop Heinrichs, explains how the...

Sweden has long been a forerunner in the fight against drink driving. In 1999 the country was one of...

Drink Driving – Towards Zero Tolerance

This report provides an overview of the drink driving situation in the European Union (Chapter 1) and measures taken...


Thon EU Hotel, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels 11th of December 2019, 9:30 – 13:00 The European Transport...

20 September 2019 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Lisbon

APS (Insurance companies Association), Rodrigo da Fonseca 41, 1250-096 Lisbon 20th of September, 9:00 – 13:00 In the framework...

Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, 124 Rakovski street, Sofia 4th of July 2019, 12:30 – 16:30 In...

European Commission Representation, 31 Vasile Lascar St, Bucharest   Reprezentanța Comisiei Europene, Str. Vasile Lascăr nr. 31, București    13...

21 June 2018 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Athens

21 June 2018, 9:00-13:00 Representation of the European Commission in Greece, 2 Vas. Sofias, Athens, 10674 The Road Safety...

5 October 2017 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Helsinki

European Commission Representation to Finland, Helsinki 5th of October 2017, 9:00 – 13:00 The Finnish Transport Safety Agency and...

29 November 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Oslo

The Norwegian Abstaining Motorists Association and the Norwegian Council for Road Safety, together with ETSC, held a national conference...

18 October 2016 – Regulating Drink Driving to Protect all Road Users

The European Transport Safety Lecture 2016 Tuesday 18 October 2016, 17:00 Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels The...

21 March 2016 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, Warsaw

ETSC and the Motor Transport Institute (ITS) organised a national conference on tackling drink-driving in Warsaw. The Vice Minister of Infrastructure...

14 October 2015 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, London

14 October 2015, 14:00-17:00 European Commission Representation, Europe House 32 Smith Sq. London, SW1P 3EU ETSC and the Parliamentary Advisory Council for...

7 May 2015 – SMART approaches to tackling drink driving, Prague

7 May 2015, Prague, Czech Republic ETSC and the Czech Transport Research Centre (CDV) have the pleasure to invite...

24 September 2014 – Drink Driving: Working Towards Zero Tolerance, Madrid

Madrid, 24 September 2014 ETSC and the Spanish Confederation of Driving Schools (CNAE) organised a national event on “Drink...

3 April 2014 – Drink Driving in Italy: Towards Zero Tolerance, Rome

ETSC and ANIA Foundation for Road Safety organised the first SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) international drink driving...


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