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Number of drink-drive deaths unchanged in nearly a decade - RAC comment

News   •   Aug 28, 2019 11:09 BST

Following the publication of new data that shows there has been no discernible fall in the numbers of fatal collisions caused by drink drivers since 2010, RAC head of policy Nicholas Lyes said:

“These figures are disappointing and show that much more needs to be done to eradicate the scourge of drink-driving. The data shows that no discernible progress has been made for nine years in reducing the number of people killed in road traffic collisions where at least one driver was over the legal drink-drive limit.

"The Government should be looking closely at all its options, even reviewing the drink-drive limit. But ultimately, it is absolutely vital that we have police enforcing laws and increasing roadside breathalyser testing so that law breakers know they will be caught.”