Latest News from the World of Breathalyzers

Study shows women now drink nearly as much as men

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Women are drinking nearly as much as men according to a new study spanning over 100 years of global drinking patterns.   The researchers looked at 68 previous studies and found that men born be ... » read more

Calls growing for lower drink-drive limit

Friday, October 14, 2016
Leading road transport and health organisations, including road safety charity Brake, the AA, RAC Foundation and IAM Road Smart and the Royal Society for Public Health, have joined calls for a lower d ... » read more

Three quarters of people want lower drink drive limit

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Three quarters of the public support a lower drink drive limit according to a new poll by Public Health England.   77% of people in England are in favour of the law being changed so drivers are ... » read more

100,000 people sign petition calling for tougher penalties for drink drivers who kill

Monday, September 19, 2016
100,000 people have signed a petition calling for tougher drink drive penalties for drivers who kill someone while drunk. It was launched by the family of Miriam Briddon, a 21 year old killed by a dri ... » read more

Doctors fear the new drink guidelines could encourage women to drink to unsafe levels

Friday, August 26, 2016
Medical experts have expressed concerns that the new drink limits which set the same recommendation for men and women could be harmful for women. Doctors say it could give women a 'false impressi ... » read more

Government new drink limits says moderate drinking is fine; but reduces weekly recommended limit for men

Monday, August 22, 2016
In a move being seen as a watering down of the Government's drink warnings, the public is advised that moderate drinking is fine. Although the new recommendations are tougher than the existing ones an ... » read more

PCC backs RAC in calling for lower drink-drive limit

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Northumbria's Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, is backing the RAC in calling for the Government to reduce the drink-drive limit in England and Wales to the same level as Scotland.   ... » read more

In a shocking initiative drink drivers in Thailand are forced to tour hospital morgues

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Convicted drink drivers are being made to visit hospital morgues to improve the country’s road safety record.   Thailand is the second worst country in the world for road deaths. Accordin ... » read more

Drinking wine from larger glasses leads people to drink more

Tuesday, June 07, 2016
A new study shows that serving wine in larger glasses encourages people to drink more. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Bristol examined drinking habits over 16 weeks wit ... » read more

Drink driver challenges Scottish driving ban being imposed south of the border

Friday, June 03, 2016
A drink driver is challenging the Scottish Government’s right to ban him south of the border. Breathalysed in Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway, Mr Ashley Medicks was over the Scottish limit b ... » read more