< BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS
• “Breathalyser Terminals”
• “Borne Ethylotest”
• “Borne Ethylotest”
TIMING 2006 > 2014
- Avec Modération!
- European Commission (European Road Safety Charter).
- To reduce the incidence of drink-driving.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INITIATIVE
- The fixed electronic breathalyser equipment was developed in 2005 with technical support from Dräger (company specialising in medical and safety technology) and forms part of E&P's ''breathalyser reflex'' programme. The breathalysers are certified Level 1 NF (The NF certification guarantees the quality and safety of product. Level 1 is the highest level of certification). Some characteristics are that it:
- Carries the "C Ki Ki Conduit" (Who's driving?) slogan.
- Measures samples in the same way as the machines used by police forces.
- Tests quickly (capable of testing every 10 seconds).
- Electronically displays the alcohol level in milligrams per liter of exhaled air.
- Is recalibrated yearly to ensure reliability.
- An online interactive map was launched in 2009 to help designated drivers find local establishments which already have a fixed breathalyser (available on the E&P website).
- A further opportunity to disseminate the breathalysers came when France adopted the LOPPSI 2 law (adopted in February 2011). The law makes the provision of one or more ways to test blood alcohol content obligatory in establishments which close between 2 am and 7 am.
- 600 devices were in place across the country by the end of the campaign (December 2014).
- An evaluation took place in 2010 (questionnaire sent to 277 establishments owning a device in February-April 2010). Results showed that:
- The device was considered a good investment: 71% of respondents found it useful and 86% would recommend it.
- The vast majority (73%) found that the device had a deterrent effect on over -the-limit drivers (of which 23% thought "often").
- 81% said that customers were interested in the device and its use (56% said it was used regularly by some).
- 96% found the device easy to install and 91% rated it easy or very easy (35%) to use.
- 96% of respondents implement additional preventive measures (mostly via posters or flyers).
- 75% gave the mouth piece needed for a test for free.