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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06316: Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what changes it will make to future drink driving awareness campaigns, in light of the increase in the number of drivers found to be over the limit during Police Scotland's four-week enforcement activity.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 26 January 2017

The results of the 2016-17 Police Scotland Festive enforcement campaign indicate that there is still a minority of drivers who persist in driving after consuming alcohol. We will carefully consider the results of the enforcement campaign to help ensure that future awareness campaigns are effectively targeted as they can be at those who are continuing to drive while under the influence of alcohol.