Simple Breath Tests Can Decrease Road Accidents

Chester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 17, 2009 -- If you drive at twice the current legal alcohol limit, you are at least 30 times more likely to cause a road crash than a driver who has not been drinking. Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. There is no foolproof way of drinking and staying under the limit or of knowing how much an individual person can drink and still drive safely.

The police are required to follow several statutory procedures which can be fatal to a prosecution if not pursued correctly. Furthermore, even on a guilty plea there is enormous latitude in terms of the length of disqualification that a court can impose and it is therefore extremely important that the prosecution case is carefully considered before a plea is entered for a drink driving offence or charge. As an advice on drink driving a test has been suggested for drivers.

In an attempt by the government to reduce drink & dangerous driving, drivers may face random breath tests. A Department for Transport road safety review said tougher enforcement is the best way of tackling the problem. The report said it would consult on the move during 2007 and also examine the level of the blood-alcohol limit.

Transport figures showed some "worrying trends" with 17% of road deaths taking place when the driver was over the limit. Despite a decline in drink-related deaths in 2005, there were still more that year than in 1998 and 1999.

Between 1994 and 1998, drink-related deaths fell while the number of tests rose. But from 1998 until 2003, the number of drink-drive fatalities went up as the number of tests fell.

To improve enforcement and to really crack down on drink-driving then maybe it is something we have got to do," ITV1's breakfast program GMTV.

The number of people caught drink-driving in England and Wales dropped in the recent festive period. In December, 145,867 drivers were tested and 9,658 - 6.6% - were over the limit, down from 6.9% in December 2005.

The number of breath tests carried out had increased by almost 10% during "the most productive drink-drive campaign to date". The 9,658 drink-drivers breathalyzer and arrested will be brought to justice and could face disqualification, a fine or imprisonment as a result of their choice to drink and drive.

Acpo's Christmas campaign was a joint initiative with the Department for Transport. These results demonstrate just how much importance both the government and police attach to the dangers of drink-driving. Some 12,494 drivers were tested for alcohol after collisions, with 915 failing or refusing the test.

However, it is just an example of dangerous driving & drink driver. This test is not only for western countries where drink driving is available, but also for all countries. Government has taken the initiative to advice on drink driving to protect & avoid the worst incident of accident.

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Although, many people are not interested to take any advice on drink driving, but it has been found that random breath tests has improved the previous situation of dangerous driving.

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Press Release Submitted On: November 17, 2009 at 8:05 am
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