Concateno, a leading drug and alcohol testing 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 UK 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 legal alcohol limit 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. Claire George, Concateno director, comments: “In 2011, fatalities caused by drink driving were up 12 per cent, an increase of 30 fatalities.  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.
 Reported road casualties in UK: 2011 Annual Report (Department of Transport)