Charity welcomes drink driving crackdown

Thursday, 01 December 2011

A leading road charity has backed a new campaign aimed at hammering down on the number of people who are driving after having a drink throughout the Christmas period.

Earlier this week, the Association of Chief Police Officers deputy chief constable Suzette Davenport said that police would be getting tough on people drink and drug driving, a move which has been supported by Brake.

Ellen Booth, Brake senior campaigns officer, said: "We urge drivers to imagine the consequences for a second and realise it’s never worth chancing your life and other people's."

The charity is calling for car insurance customers to pledge that they will not touch a drop before getting behind the wheel this festive period.

Brake is also campaigning for the drink drive limit to be reduced by almost half to 20mg alcohol to 100ml of blood, and says that police should have the power to administer random breath tests instead of just testing those they suspect of drink driving.

Posted by Noel Martin

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