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09/12/2010

BE: Minister Schouppe announces the implementation of alcolocks in Belgium

9 December 2010. Measures to tackle drink driving were in the spotlight at a round-table discussion in the Belgian Federal Parliament last 9 December. Etienne Schouppe, State Secretary for Transport, announced the implementation of alcolocks in rehabilitation programmes for first time high-level offenders and recidivists.

The event wass organised by ETSC and the Belgian Road Safety Institute (IBSR) in the framework of ETSC s drink driving policy network.

The Belgian government has published the decrees implementing the framework law on using alcolocks in rehabilitation programmes. A judge will now be able to offer the participation in an alcolock rehabilitation programme to a drink driving recidivist or a first time offender caught with a BAC limit of 0.8g/l and over for a period of at least one year up to five years.

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