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Drivers on drugs involved in road deaths increase sharply in Spain

Guardia Civil officer breathalysing a driver.
Guardia Civil officer breathalysing a driver. / SUR
  • Data shows that four in every ten drivers involved in fatal accidents in Spain had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time

Drivers in Spain appear to have lost their fear of being 'under the influence' as latest data shows that four in every ten people killed in accidents had alcohol or drugs in their system.

Public prosecutors have declared war on those who drink or take drugs and have announced stricter fines.

The government says that while drink-driving cases have steadied, it is fatal accidents caused by drugs that have increased significantly.