TORONTO, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp (ACS)
announced it will provide and install two alcohol interlock devices for
a school bus fleet operator to ensure that children have a safe
There have been several recent incidents involving drivers who have been
drinking alcohol and operating busses with children on board. Within
days of one another this past month, two vehicles carrying school
children in Canada were reported swerving dangerously on the roads -
and it turned out that both drivers had been drinking. The most recent
incident; http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/listowel-school-bus-driver-who-was-drinking-gets-suspension-1.2612386 ACS alcohol interlocks can easily prevent these dangerous situations.
John Colton, Director of Commercial Interlocks commented "One incident
is too many and interlocks bring the chances of starting a vehicle
after drinking to zero. Why do we always wait for a terrible accident
to happen before we take corrective measures"?
Due to the frequency of drinking-related driving issues, countries like
France and Finland have legislation that mandates that alcohol
interlocks be installed in all school transportation vehicles.
Thousands of school busses and other forms of student transportation
While it may not yet be required by law in Canada, ACS hopes that fleet
operators will see the value in providing the safest means of passage
for our most vulnerable travellers, and that they begin to install
alcohol interlocks in all of their vehicles. ACS believes that by
donating these two interlocks, we are taking a proactive step to ensure
the safety of children on busses in Canada.
Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp. is a global leader in alcohol
testing solutions. ACS designs and manufactures innovative technology,
such as the ALCOLOCKTM V3 alcohol interlock, to prevent drinking and driving. ACS's product
line serves automotive, law enforcement, industrial, public and
personal safety markets. Visit us at www.acs-corp.com
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SOURCE: Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp.
For further information:
Further information can be obtained by contacting:
Director of Commercial Interlocks