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Safe and Sober talk: The fight against drink-driving in Lithuania, Vilnius
The Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications and the European Transport Safety Council have the pleasure of inviting you to the Safe and Sober Talk “ The Fight against Drink Driving and Alcohol Interlocks” on the 28th of May in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the four main killers on the road, alongside speeding, non-use of seatbelts and driver distraction. Impairment through alcohol is an important factor influencing both the risk of a collision as well as the severity of the injuries that result from collisions.
Across Europe, there is still a group of hard-core drink driving offenders that seem unwilling or unable to change their behaviour despite the use of traditional countermeasures such as awareness campaigns, fines and driving bans.
Studies have repeatedly shown that alcohol interlock programmes, combined with rehabilitation programmes, cut reoffending rates both during and after the driver has installed the device in their vehicle.
Alcohol interlocks can furthermore be used as quality assurance measure in commercial and public transport, ensuring that a sober driver is behind the wheel.
During the Safe and Sober Talk, both aspects will be discussed with national and international experts, policy makers and stakeholders.
The agenda of the conference will be available soon.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English and Lithuanian.