GEM supports Police Federation call for lowering of drink drive limit

Posted on May 19th, 2015 by GEM Motoring Assist

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