The ‘Alcopops’ Scandal

The ‘Alcopops’ Scandal The drinks industry has behaved so cynically and irresponsibly in promoting ‘alcopops’ despite or perhaps because of their attraction to children and young people that it cannot be left to regulate itself, said Derek Rutherford, director of the IAS. Derek Rutherford was speaking in support of the Daily Express’ initiative to seek… Read more »

Drink drive cases up over Christmas – IAS Comment

Drink drive cases up over Christmas – IAS Comment The 18 per cent increase in the number of motorists caught drinking and driving over the Christmas and New Year period, and the 4 per cent increase in the number of alcohol related road accidents, provides further evidence that the anti-drink drive campaign is floundering and… Read more »

A 50mg limit could produce a saving of 200 lives each year

A 50mg limit could produce a saving of 200 lives each year The increase in the number of alcohol-related road deaths in 1995 may not have happened had last Christmas the Secretary of State announced the lowering of the legal limit for drinking and driving (alcohol-related road deaths increased by 7.5% – from 540 in… Read more »