Huge majority back drivers' alcohol ban...
FIVE out of six Scots want a zero limit for drink-driving, police said yesterday.
A poll found that the vast majority believe drinking any alcohol before driving should be banned.
Almost two out of three Scots believe all drivers stopped by the police for any offence should automatically be breathalysed.
Police said the results of the survey, which ran across several media outlets, showed the social stigma of drink-driving was stronger than ever.
More than 7,000 people were questioned in the survey, commissioned on behalf of the Scottish Executive-funded Road Safety Scotland campaign group and the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland.
It coincided with the association's summer anti-drink-drive campaign.
Some 84 per cent of respondents said drivers should not be allowed to drink any alcohol. The survey also found that 62 per cent supported breathalysing drivers when they are stopped for any traffic offence.
Assistant Chief Constable Jim Green, the secretary of the ACPOS road policing business area, said: "These figures are very encouraging and show that, for the majority of the Scottish population, the drink-drive message is getting through.
"During our two-week campaign, the number of drivers caught for drink-driving rose by almost a quarter, which shows that our policy of breathalysing more drivers is having a positive effect on the number of people we are catching."
Mr Green added: "It's great to see the public supporting tougher police action in this area, but it is equally disappointing to see a small number of motorists failing to heed our message."