drink driving


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drink driving

in road traffic law, a convenient term often used to describe driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink; being in charge of a vehicle while so unfit; driving while the proportion of alcohol in breath, blood or urine is over the prescribed limit. It attracts a compulsory period of disqualification of at least one year and a second offence within ten years will result in a ban from driving lasting for at least three years.
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The latest version of the Real Mates campaign aimed at discouraging young men from drink driving has started.
EARLY 17 road traffic accidents a day are caused by drink driving, new data has revealed.
YOU would think that with much TV advertising showing the horrors and dire results of drink driving that prosecution figures would be going down.
Balance has lent its support to calls for MPs to reduce England's high drink driving limit, bringing the country into line with Scotland and the rest of Europe on 50mg.
SOME two-thirds of motorists want to see the Government adopt a zero tolerance approach to drink driving.
A FOURTEEN-year-old child has been caught drink driving in the West Midlands.
She said: "Drink driving ruins people's lives, it is total devastation for our family who now have been given a life sentence of living without our son, brother and grandson.
This means that 15% of all fatalities in road accidents involved drink driving.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- A survey conducted by 999 magazine of the Abu Dhabi Police reveals 90 per cent or nine out of ten residents consider drink driving as a road safety concern and nearly 50 per cent of the respondents considering it as a "widespread problem" in the country.
Campaign Against Drink Driving said: "It's one of the highest levels of intoxication known to us."
SCOTTISH doctors yesterday called for a cut in the drink driving limits to slash the death toll on the roads.
According to the Campaign Against Drink Driving (Cadd) any reduction in the limit would save thousands of lives.