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Festive motorists gambling with alcohol

Driving a car

A fifth of drivers will risk losing their licence for being ‘slightly over the limit’ this Christmas, according to new research. The study by Auto Trader, the UK’s largest marketplace for new and used cars, discovered that 19% of motorists (the equivalent of nearly eight million) ‘only slightly over the …

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Do you know a Christmas drink-driver?

Drink driving

Nearly four in 10 people (37%) have friends who they believe have driven while being over the drink-drive limit, according to new RAC research. Timed to coincide with the launch of the Government’s THINK! Christmas drink-drive campaign, the survey of 1,865 motorists found a shocking 28% were unprepared to try …

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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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