Latest News from the World of Breathalyzers

Drinking and Droning: breath test call

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Government has announced that new legislation will come into force next month to limit the misuse of drones. Airport ‘no fly’ zones will be extended and a partnership has been forged w ... » read more

Drink Drive Deaths Up 45% In Two Years

Friday, February 15, 2019
The number of people killed in road accidents where the driver was over the drink drive limit has risen 45% in two years.     Provisional figures released by the Department for Transport t ... » read more

Don't accidentally drink drive on New Year's Day

Monday, December 31, 2018  
A new survey has found that 44% would drive before 11am, despite drinking five large glasses of wine or five pints of medium-strong beer on New Year’s Eve. Over a fifth (22%) would drive before ... » read more

Just 40% of Motorists Would Report A Drunk Driver

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Only four out of ten UK motorists (41%) would call the Police if they thought a car was being driven by a drunk driver, new research has found.   A quarter (25%) would ignore it completely if ... » read more

Public Call For Tougher Drink Drive Laws

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Over 80% of UK motorists think there should be stiffer penalties for drink driving, with more than half strongly in favour.   When asked in a new poll what measures the Government should introd ... » read more

Office Christmas Party: 1/4 of motorists will drive home after drinking

Thursday, December 13, 2018  
Friday (14th) will be the biggest day for work Christmas parties this year, according to a new poll.   But a quarter of motorists (24%) say they will drive home even though they’ve had a ... » read more

Drivers Three Times More Likely To Be Breathalysed In December

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
As the countdown to Christmas begins, drivers are being warned they are nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than a normal month.   Last year Police conducted 63,648 ... » read more

Irish Motorists Face Automatic Three Month Ban

Thursday, November 01, 2018
Irish Motorists Face Automatic Three Month Ban   New legislation came into effect in the Republic of Ireland last week.  First-time drink-driving offenders will now be automatically banne ... » read more

Fatal drink-drive accidents up 30%, roadside breath tests down 15%

Friday, October 26, 2018
The annual Police Powers and Procedures Report, published on 25 October, shows that just 325,887 breath tests were carried out in 2017.    This is a fall of 15% over the previous year and ... » read more

Government Drink Drive Campaign Budget Slashed

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Government Drink Drive Campaign Budget Slashed   Nearly 4,000 drivers involved in an accident failed a breath test in 2017, according to Department for Transport (DfT) statistics.   But ... » read more

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