Convictions for drink-driving drop after targeted police action
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Drink-driving convictions in Scotland have halved since 2007 the latest figures have revealed.
According to National Statistics Scotland, the number of convictions for driving under the influence has dropped by 51 per cent from 7820 in 2007 to 3558 in 2018/19.
In that time the Scottish Government has cracked down on drink driving and ensured there are more police on the roads.
MSP Annabelle Ewing said: “Scotland’s tough stance on drink driving has paid off year after year, with offences dropping by 51 per cent since 2007.
“The campaigns we have led are having a real impact and making drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel.
“The Scottish public has also played a big part in this by considering how their actions can not only impact their driving ability but also how alcohol will impact the people around them.
“We may not be able to see our loved ones as much this festive season, but I would still urge everyone to consider their actions if you are intending on having a tipple to celebrate.”