Volvo to Provide Breathylizers to Nordic Ferries

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The Volvo Group has taken a step to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers entering Sweden by providing breathalyzer equipment for truck and bus drivers at ferries serving Sweden. This initiative has been welcomed by the authorities. Over the past few years, there have been several serious accidents involving foreign vehicles driven by drivers who have been intoxicated. Statistics from the police in southern Sweden also indicate a sharp rise in the number of intoxicated drivers. As of March this year, the number of drivers arrested in the port of Ystad for driving under the influence of alcohol has more than doubled compared with the previous year. To reduce the risk that drivers of heavy vehicles drive while under the influence of alcohol, Volvo decided to offer shipping companies special breathalyzers of the same type that Volvo provides for its heavy vehicles Volvo presented its plans to the Swedish Infrastructure Minister Ulrika Messing at a meeting in Stockholm with the national association for zero vision. (Source: Easier)

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