Drivers will have to pass a breath test in order to start their cars under a new voluntary scheme introduced by Durham Constabulary.
The force has become the first in the UK to fit alcohol interlocks to cars. The equipment will disable the car if the driver is over the limit.
Drivers can request the devices, which are already used in the USA and Denmark, free of charge in an attempt to cut the number of drink drivers on the roads and prevent road traffic accidents. To read more click on the link.