Alcolock


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Alcolock

(ˈælkəʊˌlɒk)
n
(Automotive Engineering) trademark a breath-alcohol ignition-interlock device fitted to the ignition in certain motor vehicles. The driver must blow into a tube and, if his or her breath contains too much alcohol, a lock is activated to prevent the vehicle starting
[C21: from alco(hol) + lock1 (sense 2)]
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Privilege said today that, as it stands, the Road Safety Bill provides for the future use of alcolocks, but would only give courts the power to allow drink-drive offenders to drive during the latter part of their disqualification period, where it is over a year long, if they pay for the fitting of an alcolock.
Alcolock ( a breath-testing device fitted in a car that locks the ignition if the driver's breath contains more than permitted amounts of alcohol.
USA Today reported in April that Volvo's Alcolock is built into the seat buckle, and will be an option on vehicles sold in Sweden by 2009, and Saab's Alcokey involves alcohol sensing technology.
The alcolock stops a car's ignition working unless the driver gives a breath sample.
Ian Parker, managing director of Privilege Insurance, said: "If the pilot scheme in Birmingham is successful, we want like to see the fitting of an alcolock made compulsory for drink-drive offenders.
Known as an alcolock, the device is aimed at preventing those who have been convicted of drinking and driving from reoffending.