Pilot programs to reduce drink driving

IARD brings together diverse stakeholders to implement evidence-based programs

IARD started implementing its drink-driving prevention pilot programs in 2010 – in countries as diverse as China, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and Vietnam – to help reduce harms associated with drink driving, especially in low- and middle-income countries.  

The program brought together a variety of stakeholders to implement drink-driving prevention initiatives using proven, evidence-based strategies adapted to local contexts: these included supporting road-safety agencies to increase local technical capacity and helping establish a maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers, accompanied by awareness campaigns and high-visibility enforcement.

Once the initial pilot ended in 2017, local organizations took responsibility for the development of the program.