Safely behind the wheel

Some may argue that the few people caught driving under the influence of alcohol during the festive season proved the success of awareness campaigns and more enforcement. Others would disagree and insist that, on the contrary, not enough is being done to ensure that whoever takes the wheel does so safely. Calls for random and […]

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Tackling drink and drug-driving – Adrian Galea

The annual festive season has a tendency of raising the level of awareness about the perils of drink-driving. In his interview on TVM, George Grech (who faces the extent and reality of drug abuse on a daily basis) reminds us that drug-driving is, on top of drink-driving, another phenomenon to be reckoned with. Although the […]

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Only five drivers were tested for alcohol on New Year’s Eve

Breathalyser tests can only be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion driver has been drinking Five of the 558 motorists stopped on New Year’s Eve were subjected to breathalyser tests, the police said. Three of the motorists waved down on the night of December 31 were found to be drink-driving, they said on New Year’s Day. However, […]

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Allow random breathalyser tests, ‘sceptical’ insurers say

Roads ‘need a strong deterrent in the form of police presence’ The Malta Insurance Association wants legislation tweaked to empower the policing authorities to carry out random breathalyser tests, regularly and frequently. Photo: Malta Police “Sceptical” about the low number of motorists caught drink-driving during the festive period, insurers want the law changed so that […]

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