Police Scotland tested 17,504 drivers for alcohol as part of their four week drink-drive campaign over the festive period and caught 351 drivers under the influence, compared to 434 drivers last year – a 19% reduction.
One in five company car drivers admits to getting behind the wheel despite thinking they may be over the drink-drive limit the morning after a Christmas party – more than double that of private vehicle owners.
Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on drivers to stay sober if driving over the Christmas period – not a drop, not a drag – or plan to get home by taxi or public transport, to prevent devastating casualties.
Brake, the road safety charity, has issued an appeal to the public to not drink and drive, as figures from the Association of Chief Police Officer's (ACPO) show one in 15 of those breath-tested were over the limit.
Brake, the road safety charity, is urging drivers to pledge not to drink any alcohol before getting behind the wheel this summer, as the Association of Chief Police Officers' (ACPO) month-long drink and drug driving enforcement campaign kicks off.
The number of people caught drink driving has fallen during the month-long enforcement campaign over Christmas and New Year, according to figures released by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).