Over the country there has been a slight decline in drink-drive
accidents but certain areas are causing concern.
5% decrease in drink-drive
offences in the first nine months.
Road Safety Minister Andrew Jones said: "We have no plans to change the drink-drive
NORTH East alcohol experts remain positive the Government will review its drink-drive
Asked by Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams about whether the drink-drive
limit should be lowered, Carwyn Jones said: "I agree with that.
Nextbase said the total number of underage drink-drive
incidents had fallen year-on-year but that some police areas had seen an increase between 2012 and 2013.
THE Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has made renewed calls for the drink-drive
limit to be lowered as latest figures show a rise in the number of people killed in alcoholrelated accidents.
In the same period, the number of people killed in drink-drive
accidents ROSE by 12% from 250 to 280.
In June, a Whitehall-commissioned report by leading academic and legal expert Sir Peter North urged the Government to lower the legal drink-drive
limit from the current 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to just 50mg, saying the move would save hundreds of lives a year.
A DOZEN Merseyside and Cheshire police officers were caught flaunting the drink-drive
alcohol limit in the past three years, a Daily Post investigation has found.
Brian Rae, 45, of Kilbrandon Crescent, Ayr, was more than three times the legal drink-drive
limit when he was pulled over by police on Ayr's Esplanade in September.
The Government should press home the anti drink-drive
message all year round rather than just at Christmas, a road safety group urged yesterday.