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Norway: Government proposes to make alcohol locks mandatory in buses

The Norwegian government proposes that alcohol locks will be required in all Norwegian buses and minibuses. In the long term, the law will provide alcohol locks in all vehicles used for passenger transport.

The proposal is a follow-up to a parliamentary resolution from 2015 when it was unanimously agreed that alcohol locks should be introduced in all buses and taxis. “Several bus companies and transport companies already have an alcohol lock installed on a voluntary basis,“ says Minister of Transport, Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Frp). “We now wish this to be introduced as a requirement,” he says.

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