Latest News from the World of Breathalyzers

Office Christmas Party: 1/4 of motorists will drive home after drinking

Thursday, December 13, 2018  
Friday (14th) will be the biggest day for work Christmas parties this year, according to a new poll.   But a quarter of motorists (24%) say they will drive home even though they’ve had a ... » read more

Drivers Three Times More Likely To Be Breathalysed In December

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
As the countdown to Christmas begins, drivers are being warned they are nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than a normal month.   Last year Police conducted 63,648 ... » read more

Fatal drink-drive accidents up 30%, roadside breath tests down 15%

Friday, October 26, 2018
The annual Police Powers and Procedures Report, published on 25 October, shows that just 325,887 breath tests were carried out in 2017.    This is a fall of 15% over the previous year and ... » read more

Government Drink Drive Campaign Budget Slashed

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Government Drink Drive Campaign Budget Slashed   Nearly 4,000 drivers involved in an accident failed a breath test in 2017, according to Department for Transport (DfT) statistics.   But ... » read more

Back to School Sparks Road Safety Fears

Monday, September 03, 2018
2 September 2018 – Monday is Back to School day across the country, but new analysis suggests 200,000 mothers could be driving their children to school with alcohol in their system.   Gov ... » read more

The number of fatal road accidents involving illegal alcohol levels has risen by 30%.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
 London, 9 August 2018The number of fatal road accidents involving illegal alcohol levels has risen by 30%.   Figures released by the Department for Transport today* show there were 22 ... » read more

‘Bromance’ campaign sets out to deter drink driving

Monday, March 19, 2018
The THINK! team has launched its latest drink drive campaign which targets young men aged 17-34 years. The campaign – ‘A mate doesn’t let a mate drink drive’ – taps ... » read more

AlcoSense Excel Wins German Design Awards

Friday, October 20, 2017
We’re pleased to announce that on 20th October the AlcoSense Excel, designed in the UK by AlcoSense, won the Excellent Product Design Award in the German Design Awards.   The German Desig ... » read more

Happy 50th Birthday to the Breathalyser!

Sunday, October 08, 2017
The alcohol breathalyser is 50 years old today.  Police carried out the first roadside breath test on a motorist in Shropshire on 8th October 1967.    Prior to that, the criteria for ... » read more

Construction workers seem to face threat of morning after drink and drug driving as they make up 7 of the 10 'professions' most likely to be convicted

Friday, January 20, 2017
New data suggests construction workers are more likely to be caught drink or drug-driving than any other profession. It is likely that this indicates a number are being caught the morning as construct ... » read more