“Volvo supports the Swedish government’s initiative on the introduction of alcolocks as standard in vehicles throughout the EU. We are convinced this would save many lives, every single day on roads throughout Europe,” says Lennart Pilskog, Director Public Affairs at Volvo Trucks.
“In particular, alcohol-related road accidents involving dangerous goods can have devastating consequences. In many cases, these could be tankers carrying large quantities of explosive gases or corrosive liquids.”
The alcolock is simple to use and features a starter inhibitor. The system consists of a central unit and a hand-held remote unit with a disposable mouthpiece and a display screen. If the driver’s breath contains traces of alcohol, the central unit cuts the current supply to the starter motor, fuel pump or ignition system and the vehicle will not start.
September 3, 2007
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