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Police celebrate reduction in postive breath tests among motorists

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FEWER people provided a positive road side breath test, during the winter Drink Drive Campaign, compared to the same time in 2012.

Officers were out in force during November and December 2012 targeting those people who were risking their lives, and that of other roads users, by getting behind the wheel whilst under the influence of either drink and/or drugs.

Across the force 4741 breath tests were carried out (783 of those following road traffic collisions) and 165 of those breath tests were positive (50 following a road traffic collision). This is a 1% decrease on the figures for 2012.

958 breath tests were administered to Under 25s across the force, with 43 of those being positive. 3783 breath tests were administered to Over 25s across the force. 122 of those were positive.

PC Barry GARDNER, who lead the force campaign said: “It is pleasing to see again that we have had a reduction in the number of people who have provided a positive breath test. In 2012 we saw a 4.4% reduction and this year we have seen a 3.4% reduction. This shows that people are really taking note of just how dangerous drink and drug driving can be.

“The campaign may have been running for two months, however officers police the roads across the force 365 days a year to target the minority of people who put road users lives at risk. It is important that people realise getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, whilst under the influence of drink and/or drugs, could have potentially either life changing or fatal consequences.

“I would like to thank the general public, from across the whole of the force area, who support the work we do by providing us with information on people who are intent on breaking the law. We cannot be in all places at once and this detail is often vital to us prosecuting offenders. Please continue to let us know if somebody you know needs a visit from a traffic officer.”

The figures for each area of the force are below:

SOUTHBANK - North and North East Lincolnshire

Total number of breath tests - 1641 (331 as a result of a road traffic collision)

Total number of positive breath tests - 78 (25 as a result of a road traffic collision)

Breath tests administered to under 25s - 348 (22 provided a positive breath test)

Breath tests administered to over 25s - 1293 (56 provided a positive breath test)

THE EAST RIDING

Total number of breath tests - 2110 (218 as a result of a road traffic collision)

Total number of positive breath tests - 51 (11 as a result of a road traffic collision)

Breath tests administered to under 25s - 444 (12 provided a positive breath test)

Breath tests administered to over 25s - 1666 (39 provided a positive breath test)

HULL

Total number of breath tests - 912 (220 as a result of a road traffic collision)

Total number of positive breath tests - 32 (12 as a result of a road traffic collision)

Breath tests administered to under 25s - 157 (8 provided a positive breath test)

Breath tests administered to over 25s - 755 (24 provided a positive breath test)

ROADS POLICING

Officers from Roads Policing administered 78 breath tests (14 were as a result of a road traffic collision)

4 people provided positive breath tests (2 of those were as a result of a collision)

Breath tests administered to under 25s - 9 (1 person provided a positive breath test)

Breath tests administered to over 25s - 69 (3 people provided a positive breath test).

You can keep up to date with the Humberside Police campaign by following the officers on Twitter at the following addresses:

@HumberbeatRoads - The Humberside Police Roads Policing Twitter account

@CasReductionSB - Southbank Casualty Reduction Officer - PC Barry Gardner

@CasReductionERY - East Riding Casualty Reduction Officer - PC Simon Carlisle

@CasRednHull - Hull Casualty Reduction Officer - Keith Ward

 

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