GEM supports Police Federation call for lowering of drink drive limit
ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist supports today’s Police Federation call for a reduction in the drink-drive limit.
GEM chief executive David Williams said: “Scotland reduced the limit at the end of 2014 and Northern Ireland is considering a similar plan. This would leave England and Wales alone with the highest drink-drive limit in Europe. We support the Police Federation in urging the Government to make this a priority task on its road safety agenda.
“We also want to see more done to discourage women from drink driving, because figures show women’s convictions are increasing as a proportion of all cases. Figures from last autumn1 show that 17% of all drink-driving convictions involved women in 2012, an increase from 9% in 1998. We would like to see better targeting of anti drink-drive advertising to deal with this worrying rise.”
1. Figures from Social Research Associates, Sept 2014