Only 1,776 of the 59,831 drivers checked in Wallonia since the Bob campaign started on November 25th, or 3%, were over the limit. The Walloon Agency for Road Safety (WARS) was pleased to announce this today (Friday). However, two-thirds of those sampled had a significant level of alcohol in their blood, namely 0.8 micrograms per litre.
Compared to the same date last year, there were 14,705 additional checks. The percentage of drivers found to be over the limit was higher (at 3.5%).
The increase in checks was highest in the Walloon Brabant province (rising from 4,126 to 9,333). This was the province which had the lowest rate of drivers found to be over the limit (2%).
The converse is found to be true Hainaut (4.9%) and Namur (3.9%).
In Wallonia, nearly half of all checks (43.9%) were carried out after using either a breathalyser or a device detecting the presence of alcohol in the passenger compartment.
Such a device thus allowed for an initial screening of drivers. The winter Bob campaign is due to finish at the end of January.