As it comes to that time of year again, the police will be stepping up their drink driving campaigns over the Christmas period.
In a bid to cut down the death toll on our roads over Christmas, police will be stopping hundreds of motorists and testing them for drugs and alcohol over this period.
In 2010, 62 people died on the roads as a result of drink driving and last Christmas around 7000 road users underwent drink driving tests.
Chief Inspector Mark Dexter offers some warm words of advice to people considering using their cars over the festive period.
“Ensure someone in your group remains sober and acts as designated driver or take public transport – that way everyone is sure to get home safely,” he said.
“People also need to be aware that they could still be over the limit the morning after the night before. You might feel fine, but you could still have alcohol in your system that could impair your driving.”
“If you drink alcohol or take drugs before driving we will catch up with you.”
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