TITLE

Drink driving figures are cause for concern

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Mar2009, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the statistics for the number of drivers who failed breath tests during the 2008 Christmas period. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) announced that an 11 percent increase in drivers under 25 who failed breath tests in contrast to the previous year. In response, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has called for the legal alcohol limit to be reduced.
ACCESSION #
36903503

 

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