“Never before have so many people been caught driving while intoxicated as in 2020. One of the reasons may be the use of home office,” the head of the National Mobile Police Service Steven Hasseldal notes.
“Many moved to a home office and perhaps had a greater tendency to drink alcohol. And maybe they got in the car the day after they have been drinking,” Hasseldal told the P4 news.
Last year, 3,212 motorists were reported for driving under the influence in Norway, 14% more than the year before.
This year, the number of those driving under influence seems to be increasing again.
At the end of November, 150 more Norwegians had been caught compared to the same time last year, despite the fact that there have been fewer checks than usual due to infection control reasons.
At the same time, more people have been caught driving too fast.
At the end of November, 105,000 were charged with aggressive driving, compared to 94,000 at the same time last year.
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