Additional police checks will be carried out from Friday evening to Monday morning, as the federal and local Belgian police implement another “no drink-driving weekend”. The checks will be carried out throughout the country to deter drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The police are keen to stress the existence of alternative means of transportation, such as taxis, public transport, or the use of designated drivers.
In addition to raising awareness of the dangers of drink-driving, the police also want to increase the chances of anyone driving under the influence being caught “through an integrated approach, and the deployment of different means throughout the country,” the federal police said in a statement.
The previous “no drink-driving weekend” took place in mid-January. Nearly 35,000 drivers were checked, of whom 1.8% tested positive for drugs or being over the alcohol limit.