Alcolocks in English
A breath alcohol ignition interlock device (alcolock)
is a breathalyser that prevents a vehicle from being started if the driver has been drinking. The driver blows into a mouthpiece and their breath is then tested for its alcohol content. If the level exceeds 0.2 parts per thousand, the vehicle will not start. An alcolock always has technology to ensure that it cannot be manipulated.
Around 125 people die and 1,000 are severely injured every year in Sweden due to drunk driving. Alcolocks prevent a driver under the influence of alcohol from heading out onto the roads and thus save lives.
The Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
is the organisation in Sweden that takes a broad view of alcolocks. MHF is lobbying for alcolocks in all vehicles, as a strong contribution to the Vision Zero
– to bring road deaths and injuries down to zero in the long term.
An alcolock must work perfectly every time. In order to quality assure alcolocks, MHF has therefore built up its own professional test lab, where all the functions are subjected to exhaustive testing. The MHF Test Lab
is Sweden’s only laboratory specialising in alcohol measurement. We are testing alcolocks from around the world, as well as other equipment for measuring alcohol levels.
We also provide purchasing advice
, with our product reviews
helping you to choose the alcolock that works best for your area of use.
MHF is represented in CENELEC (the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation). Alcolocks available in Sweden should meet CENELEC’s standards
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