Mexico’s “alcoholímetro” program reduces fatal road accidents by 21%

Posted on June 8, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Health, Mexico

According to the Foundation for Social Research (FISAC), since the implementation of the “alcoholímetro” program in 2003, fatal traffic accidents have reduced by 21% in Mexico. The program involves night time and early morning road stops in which drivers, including public transportation drivers in Mexico City, are required to take a breathalyzer test if suspected of being over the legal alcohol limit. To increase the reported benefits of the program, officials at the Ministry of Public Security are considering employing the “alcoholímetro” four days per week, instead of the current schedule of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, in addition to festive holidays. Read article.

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