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Police Campaign Targets Drink and Drug Drivers

Police Scotland carried out 3,619 breath tests during a week-long campaign to tackle drink and drug driving across the country. From these tests, 121 drivers were detected for drink or drug driving offences.

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Drivers Warned of Consequences of Unpaid Fines

Drivers who fail to pay their fines run the risk of their vehicles being clamped, taken into storage and ultimately scrapped or sold off, according to a warning from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS).

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Lowering Scotland Drink Driving Has No Effect on Criminal Offences

According to the recent statistics lowering the drink driving limit in Scotland has had a minimal effect on the number of criminal offences. 

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27% Decrease in Drink Driving in Scotland

 

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Drivers continue to use phones at the wheel

Using hand-held mobile phones while driving has been illegal for over ten years, and now road safety charity Brake has renewed its call to ban hands-free kits as well. The call comes as a recent survey revealed that almost half (45%) of drivers admit to chatting when driving.

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Drink Driving at Christmas

Police Scotland has launched a campaign in conjunction with the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland to discourage people from driving over the festive period if they have consumed any alcohol at all.

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Fife man more than five times the legal limit

A Fife man has been warned that he could face jail after being caught driving while more than five times over the legal drink driving limit, reported STV news this week.

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Older drink drivers on the increase

The equivalent of one person over the age of 50 was charged with drink driving every hour in 2012, according to new research by car insurer swiftcover.com. The study reveals that there has also been a 20% increase in drink driving amongst the over 80s since 2010.

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