Combine cars on
one policy for
Multi Car discounts.
Great value insurance
plenty of features.
Single-Car Insurance0844 543 4416
MultiCar Insurance0844 848 4316
0800 600 870
Search our archive of Motoring news.
Search our archive of Motoring
news by date.
You can subscribe to receive the latest motoring news from Admiral with RSS.
The government has announced its intention to close a loophole in the drink drive testing procedures to help clamp down on offenders.
They aim to end the current situation where drivers who record 50mgs of alcohol per 100ml of breath at the road side are entitled to a replacement blood or urine test.
The move is intended to help make Britain's roads safer for motorists and car insurance policy holders and further discourage people from drinking then driving.
Stephen Hammond, the road safety minister, told The Press Association that, "We have made great progress in tackling drink-drivers and the 2011 fatality figure for drink-and-drive accidents is the second lowest ever recorded.
"However, last year, 280 people died (in these types of accident), ruining the lives of families up and down the country, so more needs to be done to eradicate this menace. That is why we are taking forward a package of measures to streamline enforcement against drink-driving.
"I am determined to make the jobs of those who deal with drink-drivers easier and less bureaucratic so that bringing offenders to justice is not left to chance."
The planned change is just one of many drink driving measures the government will now consult on. They also intend to involve health care professionals in the testing of suspected offenders, with an emphasis placed on spotting drivers under the influence of drugs.
The planned introduction of mobile evidential testing units means that the police will now be able to conduct urine and blood tests rather than breathalysing suspects, meaning that drink drivers won't be able to sober up on the journey to testing facilities.
Search our archive of Motoring news by date.
Please select the year you would like to view.
You can subscribe to receive the latest motoring news from Admiral with RSS.Motoring news RSS feed