Dutch 'Drink Drivers' To Have 'Alcolocks' Fitted To Cars

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Dutch drivers caught with more than eight beers’ worth of alcohol in their system will be required to have special breathalyzer locks fitted to their vehicles, reports the Telegraph.The devices, fitted to the ignition, would require drivers to breathe into a tube to test blood alcohol level before starting the engine. Dutch officials have estimated that 4,000 of these would need to be fitted each year and that offenders would be 75 per cent less likely to reoffend due to the device.

According to Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Dutch transport minister is urging parliament to push for the locks to be authorised by mid-October. The first devices should be fitted by December. 

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