Number of roadside breath tests plummet as road deaths continue to rise
Police are being urged to restore dwindling breath-test checkpoints as the number of alcohol-related road deaths continues to climb.
Latest police figures show fewer than 1.3 million roadside breath tests were carried out in 2018-19, down from more than 3 million in 2013-14.
With road deaths involving a drunk driver increasing by 77 per cent between 2014 and 2019, the Automobile Association (AA) is calling for the Government elected in October to restore testing levels to where they were.
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