Women are up to five times less likely to be breath-tested than men, new research claims.

Via a Freedom of Information request, car insurer Direct Line discovered that only 23% of roadside breath tests are conducted on women, although a lower proportion of women fail them than men.

Even in North Wales, where the breath-testing rate is by far the highest in the country at 72 tests for every 1,000 people between August 2013 and August 2014, women make up only 29% of those stopped at the roadside.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.