Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:24

SNP’S TOUGH ACTION ON DRINK DRIVING LEADS TO FALL IN OFFENCES

DRIVERS URGED NOT TO RISK IT THIS FESTIVE PERIOD

The SNP has highlighted figures that show a steady decline in the number of offences for driving under the influence since tough action was taken by the Scottish Government in 2014.

In 2014 the SNP introduced a reduction in the drink driving limit in Scotland to 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

Latest statistics show that convictions for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol between 2014 and 2017 dropped by 23% compared with the 2011 – 2014 period.

Commenting, SNP MSP David Torrance said:

“The SNP’s tough action on drink driving has led to a substantial fall in offences since the legal limit was lowered in 2014.

“Everybody knows that driving under the influence is against the law and public attitudes to drink driving have changed dramatically over the last few decades.

“The SNP is committed to making Scotland safer – there are 900 more police officers compared to when the SNP came to office, with recorded crime falling 42%.

“While public attitudes have changed and less people are drinking and driving, too many people continue to take this unnecessary risk, especially for the festive period. My message this Christmas is just don’t risk it.”


People prosecuted for offences related to driving under the influence
Year     Total Convictions         
2010-11    5351            
2011-12    5287            
2012-13    4,735            
2013-14    4,091            
2014-15    3,681            
2015-16    3,537            
2016-17    3,646       

Read 87 times

Easy Funding

true


Did you know that whenever you buy anything online –  you could be raising a free donation for Helensburgh SNP?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Helensburgh SNP. It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything. All you have to do to join is: Click Here

Join the SNP

download

Monthly Archive

Donate by Paypal

     If you would like to support Helensburgh SNP please donate by clicking on the button below

Facebook

Helensburgh Branch Newsletters

branch newsletters

Brendan O'Hara MP Newsletter

brendan newsletter

Helensburgh Foodbank

FoodbankCartons of Long Life Milk, Packets of 1kg Rice, Packets of 500g Pasta, Jars of Pasta Sauce, Tins of Baked Beans, Tins of Vegetables, Tins of Fruit, Boxes of 80 and 160 Teabags, Boxes of Cuppa Soup, Boxes of Breakfast Cereal Bars