The Brussels Mobility minister, François Bellot, is preparing a bill that would force judges to impose an alcolock on repeat drunk drivers. It would also apply to those found to be dangerously over the limit, the Sudpresse reported on Saturday.
The alcolock is a device that prevents the car from starting if the driver has been drinking. Since 2010, a judge can force a driver found with an alcohol level of more than 0.8 g/l to install this system in their vehicle, at their own cost. But it rarely happens: only 40 drivers have been forced to install it so far.
François Bellot now wants to make it obligatory, according to the Sudpresse. The Belgian Institute for road safety are said to approve.