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Traffic police to carry out 38% more alcohol and drugs tests than last year
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ThinkSpain , Thursday, January 7, 2016

The traffic police of the DGT (Dirección General de Tráfico) plan to carry out more than 120,000 alcohol and drugs tests on drivers in Spain's urban areas this year - a 38% on the number of tests carried out in 2015.

Calculations suggest that these controls will lead to at least a 17% reduction in road traffic accidents, according to the Ministry of the Interior in their latest press release. One of the main reasons for increasing the number of tests carried out is the proof in the latest Druid report that a high percentage of drivers take the wheel with either alcohol or drugs in their bloodstream.

The report revealed that 12% of drivers chosen at random tested positive illegal amounts of either alcohol or drugs, with cannabis and cocaine being the two most commonly found substances.

Similarly, the tests carried out in 2015 showed that 59% of drivers guilty of a road traffic infringement tested positive for illegal drugs, and 33% of those tested randomly.

The Ministry of the Interior is basing this year's campaign on the belief that the use of random drug detection or breathalyser tests has a disuasive effect on drivers.

In addition, all drivers involved in a road traffic accident will be subject to both tests.

The DGT is also studying other preventative measures, such as education support and specific rehabilitation of offending drivers, and will give further details during the year.

Driving under the influence of drugs carries a fine of up to 1000 euros and the loss of six points from your licence.

 
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