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Huge decrease in people busted in Denmark for drink driving

Numbers charged with driving under the influence has halved since 2007

A lot less of this is going on these days (photo: Pixabay)
September 18th, 2017 1:51 pm| by Christian W

The number of people being charged with drink driving has decreased significantly over the past decade, according to new figures from the state police, Rigspolitiet.

In 2016, a total of 7,200 people were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol – way down from the 14,500 charged ten years ago in 2007.

“For a number of years, we have run campaigns about the hazards of drink driving, so we hope that it’s made an impact on the falling number of charges,” Knud Reinholdt, a spokesperson for the police in south Jutland, told DR Nyheder.

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Fewer casualites
The lower number of people being charged with drink driving is also reflected in the number of people being killed in car accidents involving alcohol consumption.

Just a few years ago, there were over 100 people killed in drink driving accidents every year – a figure that has fallen to about 25-30.

Despite the positive trend, the police will continue to work towards reducing the numbers – via campaigns and drink driving checks.