In France, drunk-driving drivers will be allowed to get back behind the wheel only if an alcohol lock is installed on the car. The draft law that went into approval whole year, approved by the Minister of the Interior of France.
The installation of an alcohol lock will become mandatory for those drivers whose level of alcohol in exhaled air at the time of the survey exceeded 0.8 ppm… The violators will be forced to install the device at their own expense - it's worth it 1300 euros one-time or 100 euros per month, if you rent the device. The minimum period during which the driver will have to use the breathalyzer is six months, but in court this period can be increased to five years.
To start the engine of a car equipped with an alcohol lock, the driver needs to breathe into the device. Then, during the first half hour of the trip, the device will ask you to repeat the procedure at a random time. In the event of a failure, the engine will stop.
According to statistics, on average, every fifth road accident in France is caused by drunk drivers, writes The Guardian. In 2017, in similar accidents died 1035 people.
In France, it is allowed to drive with the level of alcohol in the breath up to 0.5 ppm… For comparison, in Russia, drivers are prohibited from driving in any state of alcoholic intoxication, and the permissible measurement error is 0.16 mg of alcohol per liter of exhaled air.