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Local Police attaches special campaign to control the rate of alcohol and drug presence in drivers (02/06/2015)

Totana Local Police has joined the special campaign to control alcohol and drug presence in drivers, developed by the Directorate General of Traffic from yesterday until June 7.

The last time a similar campaign was conducted December 2014, there were 6877 controls, with 78 complaints, 1.13% of the total.

The Road Safety Strategy 2011/2020 provides for the key issue of alcohol and drugs in order to lower the 1% positive for alcohol in randomized preventive controls, target achieved in the Region of Murcia in the last campaign junio.En 33% of injury accidents occurred on the way to the Region of Murcia during 2014, alcohol is present as a contributory factor or trigger.

The intake of alcohol and drugs is not only associated with a higher accident rate, but also results in greater mortality.

So far, the following municipalities have also joined Sewer, Alguazas, Beniel, Cartagena, Cehegín, La Union, Mazarrón, Molina de Segura, Moratalla, Murcia, Puerto Lumbreras, San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar, Santomera and Yecla.En throughout the year 2014 189.431 tests were carried out, resulting in 2,863 positive, representing 1.51% of the total.

These data are relevant because in 2014 the total number of tests performed for the year 2013 increased by 46 426, which represented a 32.46% increase, and the number of positive tests fell by 451, ie by 13 60% .As drugs, last year a total of 523 tests were conducted, resulting in 215 positive, representing the 41.11% of the total, although these controls are always performed as a result of a breach or a accidente.En June 2014, random checks within a special campaign as it starts on 17 controls, with 10 reported, 58.8% of the total were made.

In last December, nineteen controls resulted in eight cases, 42.1% .As usual in campaigns carried out the DGT, the cooperation of the local police of the Region of Murcia is very important because that alcohol and drug controls are carried out in both urban and intercity roads and not only at night but also during the day.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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