Drink driver disqualified for falling asleep on dual carriageway

A drink driver has been banned for three and a half years for falling asleep on a dual carriageway in Huntingdonshire Police were on patrol at about 4.15am on 28 January when they came across Emmanuel Osei asleep in his Mercedes C220 on the A1307 at Godmanchester. The officers initially thought the vehicle had broken […]

Scottish police catch as many drug drivers as drink drivers thanks to new kits

Traffic police in Scotland say they are now catching as many drug drivers as drink drivers on the country’s roads thanks to new test kits which detect cannabis and cocaine. Police Scotland told the Scotland on Sunday Newspaper that up to 50 motorists a week are being found to have taken the drugs, which has […]

Tougher Scottish drink drive laws “make no difference” – report

A new report is suggesting stricter drink drive limit in Scotland has had “no effect” in reducing accidents. Scottish newspaper the Daily Record reports that researchers at the Universities of Bath and Essex found no change across all types of accidents involving alcohol as a result of a stricter limit of 50mg per 100ml, with […]

Government urged to mandate alcolocks in fight against drink-driving

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, PACTS, is urging the Government to introduce alcohol interlocks , known as “alcolocks”, as soon as possible for drivers convicted of drink driving. In a new report, it says this would reduce the high level of reoffending and cut the number of deaths and injuries that result. Alcohol […]

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