A breathalyser in your car?

More than two thirds of motorists support plans by the EU to fit breathalysers into all new cars within the next three years, according to a survey by Motorpoint.

A new poll from the UK independent car retailer found 70 per cent of drivers backed the introduction of wiring for in-car breathalysers from 2022 onwards. A total of 1,025 people took part in the poll on the Motorpoint website – www.motorpoint.co.uk

Although exact details of how the so-called ‘alcolock’ system would work are still to be confirmed, it is thought that drivers would be required to provide a clear breath sample via the breathalysers in order for them to start the car.

It is hoped that the introduction of the technology would help save 25,000 lives across Europe.

Mark Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of Motorpoint, (pictured above) said: ‘The results of the Motorpoint poll clearly show the strength of feeling among the vast majority of UK motorists against drink driving and we welcome the introduction of any technology that will help to eradicate this problem in the future.’