In its simplest terms, an alcohol interlock systems prevents the driver from starting the vehicle unless he passes a breath test when sitting behind the wheel.
Although gaining popularity in the UK with fleet users and critical services, the system has been a lot slower to catch on than it has in Europe where alcohol and driving is more punishable, and insurance premiums and fines more punitive.
However, fleet owners in the UK are now becoming more switched on to the potential cost of accidents and insurance claims where alcohol has been a contributing factor.
And although we think of fleets in terms of HGV’s, the same applies to fleets of service and delivery vans, fleets of cars and even motorbikes.
All drivers are susceptible to the influence of alcohol, with the morning after being a prime concern.
So why not protect your fleet, protect your drivers, protect other road users and keep your costs and goodwill under control by installing an Alcohol Interlock System?