HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 cc288-9W
Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many accidents occurred, known to be related to drunken driving, in each of the last 12 months preceding the introduction of breathalyser tests, in each of the 12 months following their introduction, and in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available, respectively.

Mr. Peyton

The numbers of drivers involved in injury accidents whose breath tests gave a positive result were as follows:

number of breath tests required by the police since the introduction of the Act and is not evidence that there has been an increase in drunken driving. No comparable information relating to drunken driving is available for the period prior to the Act.

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