The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives says the conviction rate for drink driving is 'alarming'.
Figures from an insurance company show four Welsh communities dominate the top five worst areas for drink driving:
- Llandrindod Wells
Today Welsh police forces launch their anti-drink/drug driving campaign.
Gwent Police will lead the month-long campaign, running from 1st December 2015 to 1st January 2016.
Last year in Wales a total of 30,718 motorists took part with 488 returning either positive results or failing/refusing to take the breath test.
Over 480 drivers in Wales were caught over the drink drive limit during the All Wales Winter Anti-Drink and Drug Driving Campaign.
Throughout the month-long campaign 30,718 drivers throughout Wales were breath tested.
Dyfed-Powys Police carried out 8204 breath tests with 140 being positive. In Gwent a total of 2,203 breath tests were carried out, with 42 being positive.
In North Wales Police officers tested 15,627 drivers, with 76 being positive, and South Wales Police administered 4684 tests with 230 positive results.
Almost 20,000 people across Wales have been tested in a crackdown on driving under the influence of drink and drugs. The month long campaign by Welsh police forces saw more than 400 people arrested. Inspector Lee Ford of Gwent Police says the weather has been a temptation.
502 people around Wales tested positive for drink-driving, or failed or refused to be breath-tested, during a month-long crackdown over Christmas. That's a fall of 43 when compared with the same month a year earlier.
All four of Wales' police forces joined together in the campaign, from 1 December to 1 January. More than 35,000 motorists were tested - that's an increase of 7,700 from 12 months before.
- South Wales Police - 3,703 tested - 103 positive, refused or failed to be tested
- Dyfed-Powys Police - 11,075 tested - 200 positive, refused or failed to be tested
- Gwent Police - 1,935 tested - 39 positive, refused or failed to provide to be tested
- North Wales Police - 17,870 tested - 107 positive, refused or failed to be tested
Cardiff and Swansea are among the worst places in the UK for drink-driving, according to car insurance application figures. The comparison website moneysupermarket.com ranked them both in the top 10 after looking at recorded offences on drivers' insurance quotations.
- 1. Harrogate - 8.2 drink or drugs-related convictions per 1,000 insurance quotes
- 2. Hereford - 7.3 convictions per 1,000 quotes
- 3. Cardiff - 7.2 convictions per 1,000 quotes
- 8. Swansea - 6.6 convictions per 1,000 quotes