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In-Built Car Breathalyser Puts The Brakes On Drink Drivers

Concateno releases Alcolock® which immobilises vehicles if an is failed

Concateno, a leading provider, have announced a partnership with Alcolock® GB to increase the public and professional use of the Alcolock® GB Breathalyser Immobiliser System, and to help reduce alcohol-related road accidents which rose in 2011 for the first time in over a decade last year.

Easily fitted to ignition systems, the Alcolock® breathalyser stops drink drivers from even starting their cars. Once installed, the device requires drivers to successfully pass a self-administered breathalyser test at the wheel. Only once the user has proved they are below the will the engine start. Should a driver test above the limit for alcohol, the vehicle is immobilised, preventing the individual from driving.

Alcolock® GB, manufactured by Lion, was originally released in 2006 and is used by several transport industry companies to ensure the compliance of staff with drink driving laws.

Dr. , Concateno director, comments: “In 2011, fatalities caused by drink driving were up 12 per cent, an increase of 30 fatalities. [1] The Alcolock® device can help to significantly reduce the number of alcohol related road accidents in the UK.

The Government has recognised the worrying trend of rising alcohol-related motor accidents by calling for a review of drink driving laws. Concateno encourages transport decision makers to consider devices such as Alcolock® for wider public and industry use to prevent road death statistics rising further.”

Alcolock® provides an optional, real-time reporting system that sends breathalyser results via internet and SMS to haulage and transport managers for effective fleet management. The price of the Alcolock® device ranges from £675.00 for the basic unit ready for public installation to £1544.74 for a completely managed service with daily information for effective business fleet management.


[1] Reported road casualties in UK: 2011 Annual Report (Department of Transport)

Source: Concateno