Between December 9 and 15, the police of the municipality of Fuente Álamo will carry out random preventive controls within the campaign of control and surveillance of alcohol and drugs in drivers launched by the General Directorate of Traffic.
Alcohol is present as a concurrent or trigger factor in a third of fatal accidents.
Your presence in driving, depending on your rate, multiplies the risk of an accident between 2 and 15.
But alcohol is not only related to a greater accident rate, but also has a higher mortality, as it is a factor linked to a worse prognosis in the injuries suffered.
Even with breathalyzer rates within the allowed legal margins, our level of traffic accident risk can be increased.
Therefore, the General Directorate of Traffic recalls that the only safe rate is 0.0%.
Alcohol also poses a risk to pedestrians, mainly in urban areas.
In 2018, 120,408 drivers were involved in accidents with victims in interurban and urban roads.
66% of the positive tests carried out on drivers who died in a traffic accident had a rate higher than three times the maximum rate regulated in the traffic regulations, the percentage of drivers with positive alcohol tests on urban roads being higher than on interurban roads .
During 2018, the Civil Guard Traffic Group conducted 5,509,022 tests of expired air alcohol within the framework of their competencies, which is 6% more than those carried out in 2017. Of the 4,752,798 preventive control tests performed, 1.31% were positive for alcohol (above the statutory levels established).
The most frequent substances in cases of deceased drug-positive drivers are cocaine (50%) and cannabis (60%).
Opioids and amphetamines have a lower presence (6%).
19% of drivers who died in a traffic accident had a positive result in drug testing.
In addition, 35% of deceased drivers tested positive for alcohol or illegal drugs or both.
Within the framework of the Civil Guard Traffic Group activity, during 2018 139,703 drug tests were carried out, compared to 89,812 carried out in 2017, which represents an increase of 36%.
Of the 113,020 preventive control tests performed, 37% were positive.
In short, police control aims to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs.
An increase in the number of police checks leads to a reduction in the number of accidents involving victims.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Fuente Álamo