Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 January, 2023 at 2:32 pm by Andre Camilleri
The Malta Insurance Association said that it is pleased to note that no road accidents that involved serious injuries or fatalities were reported on New Year’s eve.
“This is confirmation that creating public awareness on the dangers of drink/drug driving does work. It also shows that when drivers perceive that there is a greater likelihood of roadside tests being held, they are less willing to take the risk of drinking and driving.”
“Our message to the authorities therefore remains that educational campaigns and roadside tests need to be carried out all year round and not just in the holiday season. We continue to emphasise the urgent need to introduce changes in the law so that the police can be more effective in carrying out these tests and that a legal obligation to test drivers involved in serious accidents is implemented. We also urge the authorities to invest in roadside drug test kits so that these can start to be utilised as soon as possible. “