It always seems the bad news stories for drink driving come from the UK, however, other European counties also have their issues.
A survey taken in Spain has shown a worrying trend for drink driving. Around 14% of those drivers surveyed admitted to regularly driving whilst over the drink driving limit.
The survey conducted was European wide and showed a similar trend taking place in Switzerland, Italy, France and Austria.
It should be noted how Spain has a much lower drink driving limit than the UK.
15 countries took part in the survey and on average some 43.6% of drivers admitted to driving after at least some alcohol in their system. The highest figure was from France with 54% of drivers surveyed admitted to driving after taking some alcohol.
France also topped the figures for those drivers who take some alcohol before driving on a regular basis at 32.9%. This can be compared with 27.5% with the UK.
Despite Pan-European drink driving campaigns the figures who show the message is not getting through. The survey also showed how those drivers who admitted to having a drink before driving, were mainly concerned about the consequences of being caught rather than the effect drink could have on their driving abilities.
About Carl Millar
Carl Millar is a highly respected and experienced drink driving solicitor who is the principal of Millars Solicitors.
Carl has been a specialist in road traffic law for many years and represents clients from all walks of life and all over the Country. He is well known for the dogged defending of his clients and robust cross examination of police officers and exert witnesses.
With a wealth of expertise in motoring law Carl is well placed to provide advice over the phone and deal with all road traffic matters in a calm and professional way.
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