16th Annual Alcohol Interlock Symposium
Since 2000, the Alcohol Interlock Symposium global forum has hosted leading experts to discuss ongoing research and development regarding ALCOHOL and DRUG impaired driving, interlock programs, and road traffic safety.
TIRF has organized and hosted the international symposia series on alcohol interlocks in partnership with government agencies in different jurisdictions. An alcohol ignition interlock is a breath-testing device that is attached to the starter of a vehicle. These devices were designed to prevent drivers who have been drinking from starting their vehicle when their breath alcohol concentration is above a pre-set limit. A large body of research evidence exists that demonstrates the effectiveness of these devices in preventing drinking and driving, and, when such devices are embedded in a well-designed program, these devices can reduce impaired driving and repeat offences. In more recent years, there is also convergence of evidence from independent sources showing that interlocks can reduce crashes and fatalities.