According to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council, a quarter of the 25,000 EU road deaths each year are likely to be linked to alcohol.
Currently only seven out of 28 EU countries have a standard Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit that’s effectively equivalent to zero tolerance.
Ellen Townsend, policy director of ETSC, said: “Almost 70 years since the first scientific evidence was published on the link between drink-driving and road deaths – it is impossible to accept that thousands of families are still being ripped apart every year in the EU because of it. In 2020, we want to see the EU and Member States, coming up with a vision to end drink-driving once and for all with a combination of zero-tolerance limits, a big step-up in enforcement and wider use of technology such as mandatory use of alcohol interlocks in buses, lorries and vans.”
Read the article at International Fleet World.