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Tag : drink driving

Drink driving deaths at highest level in a decade

3 months ago / 0 comments

Drink drive fatalities have reached their highest level in a decade, prompting renewed calls for the legal alcohol limit to be lowered.

Lower drink-drive limit and increase enforcement, government told

4 months ago / 0 comments

The UK’s system to prevent drink-driving is no longer adequate and needs a major review – including a lower limit and improved enforcement.

Much more action needed on drink-driving as crashes rise 3%

9 months ago / 0 comments

The number of drink-drive crashes in the UK has risen 3% in latest figures; prompting renewed calls for a smarter package of measures from the Government.

Zero-tolerance approach needed to tackle drink- and drug-driving

11 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet managers should take a zero-tolerance approach to tackle drink- and drug-driving in fleets, says new guidance from Global Fleet Champions campaign.

Fit-to-drive declarations ‘more important’ as drink and drug driving increases

2 years ago / 2 comments

Fit-to-drive declarations are becoming “more important” in the light of increased levels of drink and drug driving reported by the police – and could even help … Read More »

No reduction in drink-drive deaths in nearly a decade

2 years ago / 0 comments

The number of drink-drive fatalities has shown little change in nearly a decade – leading to calls for a “meaningful package of measures”, from increased roads … Read More »

Decisive action needed to tackle repeat drink-drive offenders, says Brake

2 years ago / 0 comments

More than 5,000 drivers have been caught drink-driving on more than one occasion in the past four years, leading Brake to call for “decisive” action to … Read More »

New tech gets tough on drink drivers

3 years ago / 0 comments

Drivers over the limit will face an increased chance of being prosecuted under new roadside breathalyser technology being explored.

Traffic convictions continue to rise

3 years ago / 0 comments

Convictions for traffic offenses in England and Wales increased in 2016, continuing a trend which began in 2014, according to IAM Roadsmart.

Drink-drive casualties show ‘serious upswing’

3 years ago / 0 comments

The number of people killed or injured through drink-drive crashes increased dramatically in 2016, leading to urgent calls from road safety experts for immediate and concerted … Read More »

Increase in drink and drug driving convictions revealed in insurance quote data

3 years ago / 0 comments

Drink and drug driving offences are up year-on-year across the UK, according to new insurance quote data revealed by MoneySuperMarket.

Majority of motorists want drink-drive limit reduced

4 years ago / 0 comments

The government is being urged again to lower the legal blood-alcohol limit in England and Wales as latest research shows the majority of drivers would back a … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Thursday 3 August

4 years ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… Free SME guide on creating an SMR policy Allstar Business Solutions has created a new guide to help SMEs with … Read More »

Today in Fleet: Monday 5 June

4 years ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… Tougher mobile phone penalties not deterring drivers More than 200 drivers a day were caught using a mobile at the … Read More »

Ford ‘Hangover Suit’ replicates risks of morning-after driving

4 years ago / 0 comments

Ford has commissioned a special ‘Hangover Suit’ to show drivers the risks of driving after a big night out.  

Police launch Christmas drink and drug driving campaign

4 years ago / 0 comments

Police forces across England have kicked off their annual month-long operation against drink and drug driving.

New Brake Professional resource highlights risks of ‘morning after’ drink-driving

4 years ago / 0 comments

Brake Professional has released a new resource to help employers educate their drivers on the dangers of ‘morning after’ drink-driving.

Brake campaigns for stronger criminal drink-driving laws

5 years ago / 0 comments

Two families involved in Brake’s Roads to Justice campaign will submit two Change.org petitions, both of which have reached 100,000 signatures, to Downing Street on 27 October. … Read More »

Call for lower drink driving limit gathers strength

5 years ago / 0 comments

Brake has joined other road safety groups and emergency services in urging MPs to reduce the UK’s drink driving limit, backed by the majority of the … Read More »

Police catch 151 motorists a day for drink driving in summer blitz

5 years ago / 1 comments

Police have detected over 4,500 drink-drive motorists and over 1,000 drivers taking illegal drugs in a month-long summer crackdown.