Friday, July 13, 2012
Motorists have been praised after it emerged just 2pc of people breath-tested in a month-long drink drive campaign were over the limit.
The Don’t be a Loser campaign, advertised in local media and on buses, began on June 1 with officers conducting 2,038 breath tests countywide during that time.
Of the 36 who failed a breath test, 72pc (26) were over the age of 25 and the remaining 10 under 25.
Iain Temperton, chair of Think! Norfolk’s road safety publicity group, said: “It is good to see that most drivers have a sensible approach; it is just as encouraging to note that those who choose to break the law and gamble with their own and other people’s safety have been dealt with by effective roads policing.”
Inspector David Ball, from Norfolk Constabulary’s road policing unit, praised the results, but said: police would “continue to do our utmost to put before the courts” those who drink and drive.