HC Deb 19 December 1966 vol 738 cc217-8W
Mr. Galbraith

asked the Minister of Transport how many convictions are at present obtained annually in cases of driving while impaired by drink or drugs; and how many more convictions she anticipates are likely to be obtained as the result of the 80 milligram test foreshadowed in the Road Safety Bill.

Mrs. Castle

There were 7,358 convictions in 1965.

The Bill is designed to discourage driving after drinking too much. I hope that as the dangers in this become more widely understood the number of prosecutions and convictions will fall.

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