ETSC urges for zero tolerance to alcohol on EU roads

Press release - 23 April 2012

Drink driving unfortunately remains one of the three main killers on our roads. We must all take action to reduce this unacceptable behaviour which claims so many lives every year, said Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director during the event dedicated to tackling drink driving.
Siim Kallas, European Commission Vice-President responsible for Transport, delivered the keynote address at the conference. It is unacceptable for 85 people to die every day on Europe's roads. Alcohol-impaired road users are still involved in about a quarter of all fatal crashes in Europe. This is a very worrying situation. But if we work together to raise awareness, to enforce the rules better and to change people's driving habits, then we can truly make a difference in bringing down the number of road deaths, said Mr. Kallas.

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