Drink Drive

‘Pour’ decisions: Most drink-drivers caught on NYD every year

New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated days of the calendar, with most of us preparing to say ‘cheers’ to the new decade at midnight.

But new data from Confused.com reveals more drink-drivers have been caught on New Year’s Day, than on any other calendar date for the past six years. New Freedom of Information data obtained by Confused.com shows at least 186 drivers were caught...

No excuse for drink driving

More than 80 traffic collisions a year on Devon’s roads involve someone who has been drink driving.

The figures have been revealed by Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, and Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as a reminder of the dangers of drink driving, highlighting that some people still aren’t heeding the warnings of how lives are being put at risk.

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Summer drink and drug driving figures revealed

Summer drink and drug driving campaign results suggest that if you offend in Devon and Cornwall you’re twice as likely to get caught compared to the national average.

Figures from the recent summer drink and drug driving campaign show that in Devon and Cornwall the percentage of drivers tested that were positive, failed or refused a reading is just over twice the national average in...

Warning to drivers as police launch summer drink drive campaign

Devon and Cornwall Police today launched their summer drink drive campaign.

Drivers are being reminded that the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be devastating.

Throughout the month-long operation, drivers can expect to be tested if they are involved in a collision or if stopped for an offence. Routine stop checks will also result in drivers...

Christmas drink and drug driving figures revealed

Figures have been released for Devon and Cornwall Police’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign 2015.

Police officers administered a total of 1974 breath tests of which 177 were positive, refused or failed to provide. This represents 9% of the total.

Last year the figures were 156 positive, refused or failed to provide from a total of 1766 also 9%, showing the overall...

Police reveal summer drink drive figures

Figures have been released for Devon and Cornwall Police’s summer drink driving campaign for 2015.

Police officers administered a total of 788 breath tests of which 163 were positive, refused or failed to provide, equating to 20%.

Last year the comparable figures were 776 breath tests with 132 positive, refused or failed to provide which equates to 17%.

Examples which...

Police launch summer drink drive campaign

Devon & Cornwall Police is warning drivers to be careful this summer, as it launches its annual drink and drug driving campaign.

Despite long term reductions, drink driving still accounts for 15% of road deaths and almost 10,000 casualities annually.

Throughout the month-long operation, police will be emphasising these messages with motorists across the Force, and drivers...

Figures show drop in Christmas drink drivers

Figures have been released for Devon and Cornwall Police’s Christmas drink driving campaign 2014.

Police officers administered a total of 1,766 breath tests of which 156 were positive, refused or failed to provide. This represents 9% of the total and is a decrease of 3.5% on last years result.

Last year the figures were 167 positive, refused or failed to provide from a total of...

THINK! Don't drink and drive

It's been 50 years since the THINK! road safety campaign was launched and road safety officers in Devon are reminding people of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

In Devon during 2012 and 2013 there were a total of 3,529 recorded injury collisions. Of these, 148 collisions, including seven deaths, were as a result of road collisions where alcohol was recorded...

This year to save you from tears... don't drink and drive!

With the Christmas party season in full swing Devon and Cornwall Police have issued a seasonal warning to drivers featuring a list of myths and facts. The simple message is that the only way to be safe is not to drink at all and that even if you hitch a lift or take a taxi ride home, you may be over the limit the next morning. Motorists are being warned to take heed of the following advice to...

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