The Local Police of Totana will participate in the Special Campaign on Control of the Alcohol and Drug Rate, which will take place between December 9 and 15 throughout Spain, thereby closing the campaigns scheduled for the year 2019 and carried out in this municipality , promoted by the General Directorate of Traffic.
The Local Police reminds drivers that the amount of administrative penalties ranges between 500 and 1,000 euros and represents a loss of 4 to 6 points.
In addition, when the rate exceeds 0.60mg / l a crime is being committed against Road Safety.
According to data from the European Observatory for Road Safety (ERSO), about 25 percent of all road deaths recorded in Europe have alcohol as a trigger.
As the concentration of alcohol in the blood increases in the driver, the accident incidence rate also increases.
Not only does the accident incidence rate increase rapidly with the increase in the breathalyzer rate, but the accident also worsens.
With a breathalyzer rate of 1.5 g / l the incidence rate of fatality accidents is approximately 200 times higher than when it comes to drivers who have not ingested alcohol.
The combined use of different psychoactive substances is an important problem in Spain.
In fact, statistics show that 10 percent of drivers who drive on public roads in our country have recently used drugs, whether or not they are combined with alcohol.
It should be noted that 40 percent of drivers killed in a traffic accident had drunk or taken drugs.
A percentage that endorses the downward trend of positives in recent years, within the framework of these campaigns and thus fulfilling the objective of the 2011/2020 European Strategy of lowering 1 percent of offenders in preventive controls.
From the Local Police of Totana a call is made to the driver to raise awareness about whether to consume alcohol and bring consequences and misfortunes that we can regret during the rest of our lives, because these behaviors put our lives and those of others ;
and remember that the only safe rate is zero in alcohol and drugs.