While new restrictions on the retail hours for alcohol sales were approved on Monday, more work needs to be put into education as changes in the law will not solve the problem alone, said Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius on LRT radio.
The Lithuanian government endorsed a package of measures aimed at cutting alcohol consumption on Monday. It includes alcohol-free zones, and further restrictions on selling hours and on alcohol advertising.
Alcolock system and rehabilitation program for drunk drivers will soon be introduced in Lithuania. The road traffic safety draft is being prepared by the Communications Ministry together with the Ministry of Interior and the Road and Transport Research Institute specialists.