Malta’s drivers warned ‘just one’ drink is too many

rivers in Malta have been reminded of the risks of drinking and driving this Christmas and New Year. The latest festive awareness campaign from Transport Malta reinforces the message that when it comes to drink driving, ‘the best approach is none’. A Transport Malta spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Unfortunately, a number take risks because they believe that […]

Malta Police stop 900 motorists in drink-driving crackdown

Malta’s drivers are being warned not to risk getting behind the wheel after a drink as police launch a new Christmas crackdown. Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols and roadside checks over the next few weeks to catch those driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Two motorists were allegedly caught drink-driving during […]

Young motorists may be banned from night driving

Young drivers could be banned from driving at night under new plans to boost road safety. The proposal for novice drivers is being considered by ministers in England, after figures showed around a fifth are involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel. The scheme could feature a series of restrictions, such […]

Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater in drink driving arrest

Chelsea and England footballer Danny Drinkwater has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a road accident. The 29-year-old had reportedly left a party in Greater Manchester shortly before his Range Rover crashed into a Skoda at around 12.30am on Monday morning. Drinkwater was reportedly with a female lawyer who he had met at […]

Malta to slash the legal drink-driving limit

New laws are being drawn up to reduce the legal drink-drive limit in Malta following the success of 89.7 Bay’s nationwide ‘Don’t Risk‘ public awareness campaign. The change will slash the legal alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood. Campaigners believe the new limit will cut the number of deaths and […]

Drink-drive breath test kits handed out in Valletta

Free breathalysers have been handed out on the streets of Valletta to promote this year’s drink-driving crackdown. A zero tolerance campaign to target Maltese drivers who plan to have a drink at Christmas has been launched by Transport Malta, the Ministry of Health and Malta Police. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said: ‘If you find […]