Campaign to cut drink driving this summer

By a County Press reporter

Friday, May 30, 2014


Campaign to cut drink driving this summer

A CAMPAIGN to tackle drink-driving on the Isle of Wight, and other parts of the south, will launch on Monday.

Police will focus on getting the message across about the danger of driving the morning after a night out, when people could still be over the limit.

Supt Lucy Hutson, head of roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire, said: "Is it worth the risk? The answer is simple, no it isn’t.

"After just four pints of lager, you may not be safe to drive for up to 13 hours, so whether you are drinking in the afternoon at a summer barbecue, drinking while you watch a World Cup football game or going out for a few drinks in the evening, make sure you are safe to drive.

"Just because you haven’t had a drink for a few hours, it doesn’t mean all the alcohol has left your system and you can drive, you are still likely to be over the limit.

"Extra patrols will be out over the next few months carrying out a number of breath tests. If you are caught drink driving you could face a criminal conviction, possible prison term, driving ban, and could even lose your job. Is it worth the risk?"

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