Solid roadside checks

There is every reason not to drink too much in December, if you have to sit behind the wheel. First, it is stupid and dangerous, and secondly, there is additional risk of being caught in the near future.

In December will there be tests every day by the Guardia Civil traffic department in cooperation with the local police. This means that up to 45,000 motorists will be asked to blow into an alcoholmeter or be tested for taking another drug.

Controls are carried out around the clock. There is no reason to believe that there not will be tested during the night. Expect to be stopped everywhere on the roads and in towns with more than 25,000 inhabitants.

Figures from last year showed that 45 percent of all fatal accidents was due to alcohol-or drug-affected driving.

A maximum of 0.25 per cent in the alcoholmeter (BAC test).
The legal limit is 0.25 by expiration. For business travel and new drivers is the limit 0.15. If you are caught with a BAC greater than 0.6, then you risk three to six months imprisonment, fines and disqualification of one to four years.

If you are stopped and the alcoholmeter shows a value of 0.25, prescribes the law that officers must wait for 15 to 20 minutes and then carry out another inspection. If the second sample shows a smaller value, it is the one that applies.

The blood alcohol limit is 0.5. Remember that you may require to measure your blood alcohol limit in a blood test if you are stopped. However, you must pay the cost if it proves that it is over the limit.