Paul Loughlin, a specialist in motoring law at Stephensons, believes that the fine McPartlin received could have been much higher.
Safety campaigners are urging the Government to reconsider the drink drive limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Provisional figures for 2016 show that between 200 and 280 people were killed in accidents where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit.
Officers stopped almost 100,000 vehicles during its Christmas drink and drug-driving crackdown, with a 3.9% year-on-year increase in arrests, reports the NPCC.
Taxi and bus drivers have some of the smallest numbers of drink driving convictions compared to construction workers, research from MoneySuperMarket reveals.
16% of 1,727 motorists questioned by the RAC think they have been guilty of drink-driving, either immediately after consuming alcohol or the morning after.
Enforcement of new, tougher laws on illegal mobile phone use at the wheel stalled just one month after their introduction, according to figures obtained by Brake.
People updating social media or sending text messages while driving, drink or drug driving and mobile phone pose biggest road safety threat, survey suggests.
Sunderland has the highest rate of drivers with drink- or drug-driving convictions on their car insurance policies, according to MoneySuperMarket.
The RAC is calling on the Government to reduce the legal blood-alcohol limit in England and Wales after a majority of drivers back change back a change in the law.
The drink-drive breathalyser is 50 years old, with police carrying out the first roadside breath test on a motorist in Shropshire on October 8, 1967.
IAM RoadSmart has expressed disappointment in yet another year of no significant change in the levels of drink-driving in Britain, based on new statistics.
Brake is calling on drivers to stay sober if driving over the Christmas period with its ‘not a drop, not a drag’ campaign.
Driver education is key if fleets are to remove the risk of employees being over the drink-drive limit the morning after the night before.
Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has launched its Christmas anti-drink-drive campaign – recommending designated drivers are made the ‘hero of the road’.
The Government today launched its Think! Christmas drink-drive campaign, specifically targeting young males, as figures show they account for almost two-thirds of drink-drivers killed on our roads.
The Department for Transport is trialing the addition of drug driving education to the existing rehabilitation courses for people convicted of driving while over the alcohol limit.
Brake has joined a wide range other groups, including the RAC Foundation, the AA and IAM RoadSmart, calling for MPs to reduce the drink-drive limit.
Brake is calling on the Government to take urgent action after figures show little change in the number of people killed because of drink-driving.
Research conducted by motoring defence firm, M.A.J. Law, has revealed public knowledge and opinions of the laws surrounding drink driving in England and Wales.
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