- Category: News
- Created on Thursday, 08 September 2011 13:00
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
Research by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment found that 2.4% of motorists stopped during routine alcohol checks on weekend nights were over the limit in 2010. In 2002 the figure was 4.1%.
Most offenders were aged between 35 and 49, with the largest geographical concentration in the province of North Holland.
Overall 94% of drivers were found to have no alcohol in their system.
The proportion of drink-drivers with no driving licence also fell from 4.8% to 4.1%.
The Dutch government has backed a designated driver campaign, known as Bob, urging those driving home from nights out to abstain from alcohol altogether.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen said: “The Bob campaign, combined with strong intervention, is bearing fruit. We will be continuing with this approach in the years to come in order to stay on the right lines.”