Police crackdown on festive drink driving
Posted: December 5, 2012
Posted in: Road Traffic Accidents
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and THINK! have joined forces to warn drivers not to drink or take drugs and drive this Christmas.
ACPO roads policing lead, Deputy Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, said:
“If you don’t drink and drive this Christmas you reduce the risk of killing an innocent person, or yourself. It is really that simple.
“It is an absolute scourge on our society and shameful that in 2012 some drivers fail to realise the impact of drink or drug driving. Next year’s figures could include them or one of their family members.”
Provisional figures show that there were saw 280 deaths, 1290 serious injuries and 9,990 total casualties directly related to drink driving incidents in 2011.
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