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alcolock

an electronic device fitted to the ignition of a car to stop a driver from starting it if the driver has drunk more alcohol than the legal limit for driving

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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The trucks have Alcolock, a breath analyser system that checks if the driver is under the influence of alcohol and automatically locks the truck forbidding the driver to enter the cabin.
National Express said its coaches are fitted with Alcolock technology, which only allows a vehicle to be started if the driver passes a breathalyser test set at a level below the legal limit.
Tires sales used and new; ONLY Alcolock location in West Orlando brings lots of clients.
This is a gas grill fitted with an "alcolock", which shuts down the BBQ if the user fails a sobriety test.
Rene Mathijssen (The Netherlands) for his contributions in alcohol and drug prevalence and risk studies, the effects of police enforcement, publicity and education, and alcolock programs in the EU and the Netherlands.
THE new Alcolock Breathalyser Immobiliser System is on sale for PS675.
London, May 15 (ANI): To prevent fatal train accidents caused due to drunk driving, UK authorities are installing coaches a device called 'alcolock', which disables the coach if the driver is found drunk.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-8 October 2009-Swedish Volvo Buses to launch alcolock system(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Almost a quarter of the 2,275 adults polled said they would not drink and drive if they were threatened with having their vehicle fitted with an "alcolock" - a device which prevents the vehicle starting if the driver is above a certain blood-alcohol limit.
Under a Privilege proposal, recently submitted to MPs and backed by 55 per cent of drivers surveyed, the fitting of a breath-testing device - or "alcolock" - to the ignition of a convicted drink-driver's vehicle would be compulsory for a minimum of six months following the completion of a ban for drink-driving.
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.