90% of UK drivers would support in-car breathalyzers
If you're found to be over the limit the device will prevent your car from starting.
A huge 90% of UK drivers would support breathalyzers being installed inside vehicles to help prevent drink driving, new research by Who Can Fix My Car has revealed.
The online garage and car repair marketplace recently surveyed a 1000 motorists and found that 903 of them thought it was a good idea.
If a driver were to take this in-car breathalyzer and fail, the vehicle wouldn’t start so they’d be unable to drive anywhere.
The RAC’s annual report on Motoring found that drink driving is a major concern for 27% of UK drivers and the fifth-highest on the list, up from eighth last year.
Despite the expression of such worry, the number of people killed or injured as a result of drink-driving is still sadly quite high numbering 9,040 in 2016 alone.
The festive period is always a busy time for the enforcement of drink driving laws with police forces across the country having breathalyzed over 90,000 motorists last December.
“The dangers of drink-driving are truly horrific and should never be underestimated,” said RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams.
“Never have the words ‘it’s better to be safe than sorry’ been more appropriate.”