TISPOL is committed to reducing death, serious injury and crime on Europe's roads. Its activities are guided by research, intelligence, information and experience, to produce measurable results that contribute to reducing casualties and making roads safer.

European drink-drive operation results show too many drivers are still ignoring warnings

RESULTS FROM last month’s TISPOL drink-drive enforcement operation reveal 16,497 drink-drive offences from 1,104,879 roadside breath tests. Motorists in 26 European countries were also checked for drugs, and 2,516 offences were detected. The operation took place between 1 and 7 June. 

 TISPOL President Aidan Reid said: “Any time a person gets behind the wheel after drinking alcohol is one time too many. These figures show that there are still people who think it’s acceptable to drink and drive. 

“Our message is clear. Don’t do it. Officers across Europe will continue to target drink-drivers all year round...


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