The launch of the SMART – Sober Mobility Across Road Transport – project took place 1 October in Brussels. Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director said “Drink driving is one of the biggest risk factors in the EU, which is why efforts to improve road safety must also focus on tackling alcohol behind the wheel. This topic must remain in the spotlight, and good practice examples of tackling drink driving should be highlighted and praised.”
The SMART project will last three years, during which ETSC will conduct the following activities: Organise a lunch event addressing drink driving in the workplace; publish three case studies on good practice in tackling drink driving in different contexts; organise six national events on drink driving in order to bring together drink driving experts and stakeholders; organise a high-level conference focusing on rehabilitation programmes for drink driving offenders; regularly publish the Drink Driving Monitor newsletters, bringing to a wide audience the latest policy developments from across Europe;
and monitor developments in the uptake of alcohol interlock devices in a commercial or rehabilitation context.
The SMART project receives funding from The Brewers of Europe and will represent the two organisations’ commitment under the European Alcohol and Health Forum of the European Commission.