December is a month in which tend to be common, meetings for lunch or dinner with colleagues work, classmates, friends, or with your own family. One thing can lead to another and it is possible that we end up taking a drink, or several. There is no problem nor are we doing anything wrong; in fact, these “meetings” help you to unwind and to leave aside the routine. The problem comes if we then we have to put the steering wheel.
The DGT has carried out a special campaign to prevent drivers from taking the luxury of consuming alcohol and/or drugs, in case they have done, sancionarles, keep them and thus avoid a possible accident. Between days 12 and 18 of December, the General Directorate of Traffic has taken place 129.309 tests, having punished, nothing less than 1.912 drivers.
all of these tests, 1.417 were drug test that were performed on those drivers that seemed to have symptoms of having consumed any illegal substance and little friend driving; having result positive 518 of them. The drug most usual, as usual, has been the cannabis 387 positive, followed by cocaine with 187 and amphetamines with 46 positive.
127.892 tests were drunk, which are performed in preventive controls or after having been detected any violations or accidents. In total, there were nearly to 1,400 drivers who exceeded the maximum rate of alcohol permitted.
In general, and after seeing these data, we can say that more than 1 % of drivers subjected to some type of test have given positive on drugs or alcohol. No one is safe from an accident on the road, but if we alter our physical abilities and mental distress by using alcohol or drugs the probability of having an accident or caused by increased considerably.