PACTS publishes report to mark 50
years of the breathalyser


Road Safety Support (RSS) is proud to have provided some of the data in a new report released this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the breathalyser.

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) published its report, 'Fifty years of the breathalyser - where now for drink driving?' which celebrates the dramatic change in social attitudes to drink driving and the 73% reduction in casualties over the past 50 years.

The paper calls for a more comprehensive approach to drink drive enforcement that takes account of resourcing realities and uses intelligence and technology better.

The report, written by Dr Rob Tunbridge and Katy Harrison, is a true collaboration, with PACTS bringing together road safety experts including the RAC Foundation, Institute of Alcohol Studies and Professor Richard Allsop. 

RSS provided a detailed statistical analysis of police digital breath test data which is included in the report.

Trevor Hall, Managing Director of Road Safety Support, said: "We are extremely proud to be able to support and assist PACTS and the superb work that they do.

"This report is timely given growing concerns around drink driving."

He added: "We highly recommend that you take some time to read through the report and send it on to any of your contacts whom you feel would benefit from reading it.”

You can download the report here

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