Road safety campaigners urge drivers to put down the booze

Road safety campaigners urge drivers to put down the booze

Road safety campaigners urge drivers to put down the booze

First published in News

A ROAD safety charity is urging East Lancashire residents not to drink even a drop of alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

The Brake warning comes as figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers’ summer drink-drive enforcement campaign show one in 15 of those breath-tested were over the limit. During the national campaign – which ran throughout June – 63,688 breath tests were administered, of which 4,108 were failed or refused.

The figures represented a 1.3 per cent increase compared to those gathered during the 2013 campaign.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: “It is frustrating to see so many drivers still selfishly risking lives by getting behind the wheel after drinking.

“Our message to drivers is to pledge never to drive after drinking any alcohol – not a drop. We need the government to introduce a zero-tolerance drink drive limit, rather than asking drivers to do the impossible and guess if they are safe.”

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11:42am Fri 1 Aug 14

GracesDad says...

Wow, 1 in 15 tested positive. Shocking in this day and age that there are that many idiots still prepared to drive after a drink. Despicable and selfish behaviour.
Wow, 1 in 15 tested positive. Shocking in this day and age that there are that many idiots still prepared to drive after a drink. Despicable and selfish behaviour. GracesDad
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1:12pm Fri 1 Aug 14

rudis_dad says...

GracesDad wrote:
Wow, 1 in 15 tested positive. Shocking in this day and age that there are that many idiots still prepared to drive after a drink. Despicable and selfish behaviour.
I'm surprised its so low TBH, the number of people I know who seem to think that it doesn't apply to them is hair-raising.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: Wow, 1 in 15 tested positive. Shocking in this day and age that there are that many idiots still prepared to drive after a drink. Despicable and selfish behaviour.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised its so low TBH, the number of people I know who seem to think that it doesn't apply to them is hair-raising. rudis_dad
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11:15pm Fri 1 Aug 14

darwenTower says...

What about people who can't drive competently despite being sober?

There's a good number of those on the road.
What about people who can't drive competently despite being sober? There's a good number of those on the road. darwenTower
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