Safety Standards

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th March 1988.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 12:00 am, 14th March 1988

What we do not know is how far we are succeeding in cutting out drinking and driving. In the 350,000 tests administered by the police, every one of 120,000 who fail—one in three—will be considered for prosecution. We are proposing to add 2,500 tests carried out by researchers, not by the police, which will give us a baseline to see how effective the advice "Don't drink and drive" will be.