Police to step up checks on morning-after drivers

17th November 2009, Comments 0 comments

Many drivers often do not realise they are still intoxicated after drinking the night before, says the Dutch traffic rule enforcement office.

The Netherlands – The Dutch public prosecutor's traffic rule enforcement office wants police to pay closer attention to the phenomenon of "lingering alcohol".

After a night's drinking, many drivers often fail to realise that they are still intoxicated.

"Many people are unaware what alcohol does, and how long it remains in the body," said a spokesperson for the enforcement office.

Several police forces have announced they will step up road checks on the mornings after the traditional end-of-year company and office parties in December.

Other police forces said they will focus on the night and morning after major events such as the motorbike races in Drenthe province.

It takes 60 to 90 minutes for the liver to break down the alcohol of one standard-sized drink.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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