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Long-term effectiveness of the ban on alcohol for novice drivers

Some 10 years after the introduction of the alcohol ban for novice drivers, the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) examined the long-term effectiveness of this measure. A re-evaluation showed a decrease in alcohol-related accidents and traffic offences. In addition, it was shown that road users for whom the zero-alcohol-alcohol-limit was applied as novice drivers, also participate less frequently in road traffic if they drink alcohol. The acceptance of the measure has steadily increased in recent years.

It is therefore important to maintain the legal measure as such and to continue to address the dangers and non-tolerance of driving under the influence of alcohol in the context of driving training and traffic education as well as information and education measures.

Additional Information

Research compact 25/2020


Re-evaluation of the zero tolerance law for novice drivers
Reports of the Federal Highway Research Institute, book M 305, 2020

  • Contact

    Federal Highway Research Institute
    Brüderstraße 53
    D-51427 Bergisch Gladbach
    Telephone: 0049 2204 43-9101
    Fax: 0049 2204 43-2550

  • Reports

    BASt's reports are almost entirely in German. Each report includes an english abstract. You can find the complete report by following the link to ELBA on the report's page.