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Festive crackdown on #drinkdrivers

More than 100 people in Warwickshire have been arrested for driving under the influence in December. A month-long winter drink drive campaign was carried out by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia in a bid to stop drivers getting behind the wheel after having a drink or taking drugs. Between 2012 and 2014 some 14 people were killed and more than 180 seriously injured in collisions where drink or drugs were recorded as a contributory factor.

The facts

  • Tiredness, drinking and driving don’t mix
  • One in six of all road deaths involve drink drivers
  • Drinking any amount of alcohol will affect your ability to drive safely
  • Driving at the legal limit means you are between two and five times more likely to crash
  • If you drive at twice the legal alcohol limit you are at least 30 times more likely to cause a road crash.

For more advice and information see the new road safety web site here here

About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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