Reforms to legislation on alcolocks
The Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing new legislation on ignition interlock devices, alcolocks. The aim is to merge the various acts currently in force into one Alcolock Act and to simplify the procedures related with the use of alcolocks. Amendments will also be made to the Driving Licence Act.
The draft act has been circulated for comments that are due by 18 December 2015. The focus of the act is the use of alcolocks in monitoring the driving rights of drink-driving offenders. The most significant amendment would be that the alcolock would function as an immobilizer.
The amendments also push forward the Government's key project of deregulation.