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[Irish Examiner] , McCarthaigh, Sean Drink-driving detections fall by 50%. (14 Dec 2012)

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The number of motorists detected driving under the influence of alcohol has fallen by more than 50% over the past five years, with a record low number of drink-driving offences likely to be recorded in 2012.



In 2007, one in every 25 motorists tested for drink- driving was found over the legal blood-alcohol limit.

However, the figure is close to just one motorist in 50 tests since 2011.

Gardaí welcomed the downward trend yesterday, but warned drink driving was still a problem among male drivers aged 23-32.

 

Item Type:News
Source:Irish Examiner
Date:14 December 2012
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency > Police (Garda)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Alcohol / drinking and driving
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MM-MO Crime and law > Transportation safety laws (driving) > Substance use driving laws

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