Five drivers charged with drink-driving as the ‘Ready for Winter’ campaign which looks to ensure that the public is prepared for potentially severe weather over the winter period is officially launched.
Don’t Risk It, that is the message from Police Scotland as they start their 2015 festive drink drive campaign. One year on since the drink drive limit for alcohol was lowered in Scotland, figures from the Scottish Government show that 82% of people living in Scotland think that drink driving is unacceptable. Research from the […]
Police Scotland are reporting that the number of people caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray has fallen by 23% over the festive period. The Christmas drink drive campaign which ran from 1 December for 4 weeks saw a total of 52 people caught, compared to 68 for […]
Don’t forget, at midnight tonight the new drink drive limits in Scotland come in to force. The blood alcohol limit reduces from 80mg in every 100ml of blood to 50mg in every 100ml of blood. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said This new law will bring Scotland into line with most of Europe and hopefully reduce […]
The independent charity Crimestoppers is looking to drive up information on those breaking the law on roads across Scotland. In a campaign launched today the charity wants the publics help to clamp down on illegal drivers who are breaking the law and endangering the lives of law abiding citizens. The project, supported by Police Scotland, […]
The Scottish Government has today published proposals seeking views on lowering the drink driving limit in Scotland. The consultation follows the transferring of powers to set the drink drive limit for Scotland, from Westminster to Edinburgh as part of the Scotland Act 2012. The Scottish Government announced that it will consider lowering the drink driving limit […]
Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill revealed that the devolved Government would reduce the drink drive limit for alcohol by around 40% from 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood to just 50mg. He also said that the lower limit would come into force as soon as possible.