166 police officers in all ten Belgian provinces carried out the checks. The anti-drunk driving campaign here is part of the Europe-wide Tipsol campaign in which 29 European countries are taking part.
Of the 3,531 drivers tested 62 were banned from driving for 3 hours, 59 were given 6-hour driving bans and 8 were banned from driving for 15 days. A further 4 people had their driving licences confiscated: three had test positive for the drugs and the other had been speeding.
25% of all road deaths in Belgium are the result of drunk driving. The checks were carried out on Saturday night as there are more drink-related road accidents at the weekend than on weekdays.