Latest News from the World of Breathalyzers

Breath tests rise in Northern Ireland

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
New figures show that 34,611 roadside breath tests were carried out by Police in Northern Ireland in 2022. This is an increase of 3% compared with 2021.A total of 3,818 motorists failed the test ... » read more

Breath Tests set to Double this December

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Drivers are being warned their chances of a breathalyser test are about to double. In December last year, Police in England and Wales stopped 37,067 motorists on suspicion of drink driving - more ... » read more

Drink drive deaths double in Scotland

Friday, October 28, 2022
The number of drink drive deaths on Scotland’s roads has doubled in the last ten years.  A report from Transport Scotland shows there were 20 fatalities in 2020 (the latest year for whic ... » read more

How to use a breathalyzer

Thursday, October 13, 2022
 How alcohol is processedWhen you drink, alcohol is absorbed into the blood stream through your mouth and throat but mostly through the stomach and small intestine. The more you drink, the more a ... » read more

Increase in Breath Testing by PSNI

Thursday, May 26, 2022  
Figures released today show that 33,482 roadside breath tests were carried out by PSNI in 2021. Whilst this is an increase of 16% compared with 2020, tests were down significantly that year due to the ... » read more

Drunk drivers cause 15% of road deaths

Thursday, February 24, 2022  
The number of fatalities in road accidents where the driver was over the drink drive limit decreased slightly in 2020 to 220 - down from 230 the previous year.   However, the overall number o ... » read more

Driving under the influence increased by 23%

Tuesday, September 28, 2021  
Driving under the influence (DUI) has increased by a shocking 23% compared with last year, according to the latest report from the Scottish government.Recorded Crime in Scotland figures publishe ... » read more

Drink Drive Deaths and Serious Injuries Rise

Thursday, August 26, 2021  
 A Government report published today shows that 230 people were killed on Britain’s roads in 2019 where the motorist was over the drink drive limit.    The number of killed or s ... » read more

One million women have driven under the influence

Monday, August 23, 2021  
A common myth is that drink driving is a male problem. But in a study by the Office for National Statistics, nearly five per cent of women reported driving whilst over the legal alcohol limit at least ... » read more

Breath Tests Down But Road Deaths Up

Friday, October 25, 2019
Just 320,988 breath tests were carried out in England and Wales last year, according to the annual Police Powers and Procedures Report, published today.    This is a fall of 2% over 2017 a ... » read more

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