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Alcohol Ignition Interlocks in All New Vehicles: A Broader Perspective

Igor Radun (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Fordonsteknik och autonoma system) ; J. Ohisalo ; S. Rajalin ; J. E. Radun ; Mattias Wahde (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Fordonsteknik och autonoma system) ; T. Lajunen
Traffic Injury Prevention (1538-9588). Vol. 15 (2014), 4, p. 335-342.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Objective: To discuss the implications of widespread implementation of alcohol ignition interlocks. Method: We base our discussion on data from Finland including crash statistics and surveys collected from criminal justice professionals and general driving population. Results: Alcohol ignition interlocks are an effective preventive measure against drunk driving when installed in the vehicles of convicted drunk drivers. However, once they are removed from the vehicles, drivers typically return to their habit of drinking and driving. Furthermore, for a number of reasons, the proportion of convicted drunk drivers that install an interlock in their vehicles is quite small. Therefore, many stakeholders believe that the solution to the drunk driving problem will come when interlocks become standard equipment in all new vehicles. However, drunk driving is a complex sociopsychological problem, and technology can rarely offer a solution to such complex problems. Consequently, many aspects of such interventions might be difficult to identify and include in cost-benefit analysis. Conclusion: We express caution about requiring an interlock as standard equipment in all new vehicles.

Nyckelord: motor vehicle crashes, drunk driving, alcohol ignition interlock, cost-benefit analysis, traffic police, prosecutors, PROGRAM, PERFORMANCE, WAKEFULNESS, PREVENTION, REDUCE, RISK



Denna post skapades 2014-02-20. Senast ändrad 2014-02-25.
CPL Pubid: 194032

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Fordonsteknik och autonoma system

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Farkostteknik

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