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RoSPA welcomes drop in Christmas drink drivers

18th January 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has expressed its happiness at the fall in the rate of drink-drivers over Christmas.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has released figures, showing that a total of 7,123 drivers were arrested, representing 4.05 per cent of all those who were breath-tested.

With regard to drivers under the age of 27, 5.27 per cent of those tested were arrested compared to 5.73 per cent in 2011.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: "It is good news that more tests were carried out and the proportion of drink-drivers was lower than the previous Christmas. RoSPA is also pleased that a drink-drive television advertisement campaign was repeated as that was not the case in 2011."

The project focused heavily on the under 25s, with more than 1,000 extra drivers breathalysed in this age category in comparison to 2011, while 104 fewer young drivers failed tests.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801524643-ADNFCR


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