201919th International Congress of Metrology
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Science with Impact|
|Published online||23 September 2019|
Certified reference materials for breath alcohol control - the ALCOREF project
Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE), Chemistry and biology division, 75724 Paris cedex 15, France
2 Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Division 1.8 Environmental Analysis, 12489 Berlin, Germany
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The Joint Research Project Alcoref “Certified forensic alcohol reference materials” is a multi-partner trans-national project within the targeted call “Research Potential” of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) launched in 2016. The European Commission has estimated that about one quarter of road traffic deaths are due to alcohol. The European status report on road safety of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe therefore stated that, among other measures, better legislation and enforcement of alcohol control is needed in several countries. In particular, the report demands that unrestricted access to alcohol breath testing, using breath analysers of equivalent and agreed standard, should be implemented throughout Europe. These high standards for tests, verification and calibration of breath alcohol analysers should meet some requirements of the recommendation R 126 defined by the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) and European standards (EN 16280 and EN 15964). The specific objective of this project is to establish regional research and metrological capacity for the development of certified forensic alcohol reference materials for the law enforcement of drink-driving regulations.
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