Number of women with drink driving conviction doubles in 14 years

This article about women and drink driving convictions was in the Daily Mail recently and thought I would share it here. Women accounted for fewer than one in ten (9 per cent) of drink-drive convictions in 1998, but this figure had risen to around one in six (17 per cent) by 2012, the survey revealed.  … Continue reading Number of women with drink driving conviction doubles in 14 years

Drink-driving: Doctors’ alliance calls for cut to limit

So as outlined yesterday these series of posts will look at different issues related to alcohol – starting with this headline about an alliance of doctors’ lobbying parliament for a cut to the drink drive limit. Drink-driving: Doctors’ alliance calls for cut to limit A group of doctors and health experts is urging the House … Continue reading Drink-driving: Doctors’ alliance calls for cut to limit

Thousands of hungover motorists told they risk drink-driving conviction

So this story was covered by The Guardian in mid December when plenty of folks were out on works Xmas shin-digs so the number of potentially hungover motorists driving was higher than usual.  That said this is a real and ongoing concern of mine that it isn’t the night before when drinking that we should … Continue reading Thousands of hungover motorists told they risk drink-driving conviction

Scotland’s new drink-driving law is so successful it’s damaging the economy

This headline just makes me irritated reading it.  This story was in The Independent in April following a Bank of Scotland report looking at the impact to the economy of the change to the drink-driving law in Scotland. Scotland’s tough new drink-driving law is proving so successful at stopping people from indulging that it is … Continue reading Scotland’s new drink-driving law is so successful it’s damaging the economy

Moderate drinking: risk Vs reward?

A brilliant post by my friend Libby Ranzetta for Alcohol Policy UK written back in June about moderate drinking: risk vs reward. Over to Lib: A study recently published in the BMJ found that alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with adverse brain outcomes. The research also found no support for a protective effect … Continue reading Moderate drinking: risk Vs reward?

Friday Sober Jukebox – Problem Drinker? (Blame It)

This was a featured article in Vice at the end of August titled ‘I Have a Drink Almost Every Day – Am I a Problem Drinker?’  Over to Michael Segalov: It’s funny that we all “have a relationship” with alcohol. It’s maybe the only thing we consume that – in Britain, at least – we … Continue reading Friday Sober Jukebox – Problem Drinker? (Blame It)

Two-thirds of drink-drivers would abstain if limit was lower, survey finds

This was in The Guardian in December following a survey regarding the current drink driving limit in the UK. Two-thirds of motorists who drive after drinking alcohol would not have drunk at all if the drink-driving limit was reduced, according to a survey. The Populus survey findings have prompted alcohol and public health campaigners to … Continue reading Two-thirds of drink-drivers would abstain if limit was lower, survey finds