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Alcohol interlocks in Belgium for high-level & repeat offenders interface

In future, judges in Belgium will have to oblige high level or repeat drink-driving offenders to follow an alcohol interlock rehabilitation programme after new legal changes came into force on 1 July 2018. Previously the alcohol interlock requirement was a little-used legal option, but it will now become mandatory in most cases. According to research by the VIAS Institute, recidivism is reduced by 75% for those that install an alcohol interlock and follow the accompanying rehabilitation programme. Under the existing rules, only 67 drivers have passed through such programmes in Belgium. The French government announced in January that it would also make alcohol interlocks obligatory in cases of recidivism. vias.be/fr/newsroom/lethylotest-antidemarragediminue- dau-moins-75-le-risque-de-recidive/

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