Managing Drink Driving through Ignition Interlock Devices

The number of people dying on UK roads following a car collision where one or more driver was over the alcohol limit has stayed static for more than a decade, despite overall fatalities having declined over the same period.

Ignition Interlock Devices ( Alcolocks) prevent those with excess alcohol in their breath from starting a car. They have been proved to reduce fatalities cause by drink driving across much of Europe, the USA and in a number of Commonwealth countries.

The UK Government has committed itself to exploring their usefulness and this presentation will explain what and how they could make a difference to road safety.

Chris Miller, member of PACTS and contributing author to 'Locking Out the Drink Driver'

Chris Miller was the senior UK police lead for electronic monitoring (2010-2011). While in that role he was the first to pilot the use of GPS tracking to manage offenders. The scheme he piloted in 2011-2013 to manage burglars and street robbers is now being rolled out nationally by the MoJ.

Chris currently sits as an independent member of the Ministry of Justice Electronic Monitoring Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Transport Safety (PACTS) Road User Behaviour Committee. He has authored a number of articles on electronic monitoring and recently helped author a report commissioned by the DfT on the use of alcolocks to enhance road safety.