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Five million motorists admit to drink-driving

Drink driving

One in six motorists believe that they have driven while under the influence in the past year, research by the RAC suggests. In total, 16% of the 1,727 motorists questioned say they think they have been guilty of drink-driving, either immediately after consuming alcohol or the morning after a late …

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Half a century of the breathalyser

The drink drive breathalyser is 50 years old this week. Yes, police carried out the first roadside breath test on a motorist in Shropshire on October 8th, 1967. Before the breathalyser it was more a case of whether you could touch your nose with your eyes shut, walk in a …

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Drink-driving myths debunked

Drink driving

There are numerous myths surrounding drink-driving, some of which are actually widely believed. Drink driving is back in the spotlight because the number of drunk drivers involved in accidents has risen for the first time in a decade. In 2015, 3,450 drivers failed a breath test after a crash – …

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