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Thursday 14 December 2017
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ACPO Summer Drink and Drug Driving Results

This year’s targeted summer drink and drug driving campaign, found the percentage of drivers to be over the legal alcohol limit had increased compared to last year

 

Figures released today by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) show that although there were a smaller number of tests compared to last year, there was an increase of 8% who tested positive for driving under the influence compared to the year before.

 

A total of 88,629 people were stopped and breath tested during the month long campaign in June. Of those 5,373 (6.06%) tested positive, refused or failed a breath test. That compares to 5.6% during the same time last year.

 

The percentage of under 25 year olds that also tested positive continued to climb this year with an increase of 15% compared to 2010 figures– and the over 25 year olds who tested positive, refused or failed a test also rose by 7%.

 

The number of people who were tested for drugs increased by 30% from 259 to 337. This resulted in 122 arrests.

 

ACPO lead on roads policing Chief Constable Phil Gormley said:

 

“Whilst there has been a fall in the number of breath tests carried out in this year’s campaign the increase in the percentage of positive test shows that we are targeting the offending drivers more effectively. Once again, the figures clearly demonstrate that if you drink and drive you are significantly more likely to be involved in a collision and lose your licence. It is worrying that younger drivers continue to drink and drive and we will be redoubling our efforts to address this unacceptable behaviour.

 

“We have increased the number of tests we conducted to detect people driving under the influence of drugs and this is an area where we are working with Government to improve our capabilities through reformed legislation and procedures. We view this as an important area for casualty reduction and will continue to pursue motorists who drive whilst under the influence of drugs, endangering their fellow road users.”

 

 

National Totals

 

 

2010

2011

% CHANGE

Total breath tests administered NOT involving collisions

83220

71957

-13.53

Total of those that were positive, refused or failed

4287

3937

-8.16

% of total tested that were positive, failed or refused

5.15

5.47

6.21

       

Total breath tests administered FOLLOWING collisions

17633

16672

-5.45

Total of those that were positive, refused or failed

1365

1436

5.20

% of total tested that were positive, failed or refused

7.74

8.61

11.27

       

Total number of collisions recorded

22216

25911

16.63

       

Total number of breath tests administered to UNDER 25s

27147

21550

-20.62

Total of those that were positive, refused or failed

1746

1594

-8.71

% of total tested that were positive, failed or refused

6.43

7.40

15.01

       

Total number of breath tests administered to 25 YEARS AND OVER

68277

65295

-4.37

Total of those that were positive, refused or failed

3620

3705

2.35

% of total tested that were positive, failed or refused

5.30

5.67

7.02

       

Total number of FIELD IMPAIRMENT TESTS conducted

259

337

30.12

Total of those that resulted in a Section 4 arrest

58

122

110.34

% of total tested that resulted in a Section 4 arrest

22.39

36.20

61.66

Total number of Sec 4 Arrests NOT following a FIT test

316

454

43.67

Total number of Sec 4 arrests following a collision

125

73

-41.60

       

Total Breath Tests

100853

88629

-12.12

Total PFR

5652

5373

-4.94

% PFR

5.60

6.06

8.18

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Date Published:

01/08/2011

 

Source:

ACPO