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