Latest News from the World of Breathalyzers

Police Northern Ireland launch drink drive crackdown

Monday, December 04, 2023
Motorists are being warned of the dangers of drink driving as Police in Northern Ireland launch their annual December crackdown this week. Last year 40,021 vehicles were stopped over the Christmas and ... » read more

French police 20 times more likely to breathalyse you

Friday, August 18, 2023
British motorists are being warned they are TWENTY times more likely to be breathalysed in France than in the UK.   The gendarmes tested 109 drivers per 1000 population in 2021, compared to jus ... » read more

Drink Drive Deaths - highest since 2009

Monday, July 31, 2023
Drink Drive Deaths - highest since 2009   There were 260 deaths on Britain’s roads in 2021 where a motorist was over the drink drive limit – an alarming increase of 18% over the p ... » read more

Summer Drink Drive Blitz for Scotland

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Summer Drink Drive Blitz for Scotland   A crackdown on drink and drug driving by Police Scotland launches this week.   Latest figures show that motorists caught ‘driving under the ... » read more

Police step up roadside tests in June

Friday, June 02, 2023
Motorists are being warned of an expected drink drive crackdown by Police.   The number of roadside breath tests carried out in June is traditionally far higher than any other month apart fro ... » read more

Breath tests rise in Northern Ireland

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
New figures show that 34,611 roadside breath tests were carried out by Police in Northern Ireland in 2022. This is an increase of 3% compared with 2021.A total of 3,818 motorists failed the test ... » read more

49% of UK adults will be celebrating this weekend

Thursday, May 04, 2023
Nearly half (49%) of UK adults say they will be celebrating the Coronation this weekend, downing an average of 8.8 alcoholic drinks each.   That’s an estimated 290 million small glass ... » read more

How long does alcohol stay in your system?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
How long does alcohol stay in your system? When you consume alcohol it takes anything between 15 minutes and an hour to reach your bloodstream, depending on the contents of your stomach at the time o ... » read more

Breath tests down in Northern Ireland - but more drivers over the limit

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
New figures show that police in Northern Ireland conducted 9,343 roadside breath tests during their Christmas drink drive campaign – an decrease of 2.7% over the previous festive period. Just ... » read more

Breath Tests set to Double this December

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Drivers are being warned their chances of a breathalyser test are about to double. In December last year, Police in England and Wales stopped 37,067 motorists on suspicion of drink driving - more ... » read more

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