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A driver gets stopped on average every two minutes. Don't risk it. Don't drink and drive.

A driver gets stopped on average every two minutes. Don't risk it. Don't drink and drive.

Drink Drive Festive Campaign

Enjoy A Christmas To Remember For The Right Reasons.

One year on since the introduction of the Drink Drive legislation, a campaign from The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland (part of Transport Scotland) gives a clear message – don’t drink and drive.

Around 20,000 drivers are stopped by the police every month. That’s one driver on average every two minutes. Even if you are slightly over the limit, in the eyes of the law, you are a drunk driver and a criminal – there’s no grey area.

If you’re planning a night out during the Christmas party season, remember to leave the car at home.

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice said: “Since the Scottish Government lowered the drink drive limit last December, all the statistics are going in the right direction - fewer people are being caught, but more importantly there’s a shift in attitudes to even having one drink and driving, and indeed driving the next day after drinking. But while these figures show that positive steps are being taken to change attitudes towards drink driving, it is concerning that there is still a minority who would risk the safety of other road users, and themselves, by getting behind the wheel after drinking. That is why I welcome the police action being taken to tackle reckless road users who continue to flout the law.

Collectively, we are sending out a strong message when it comes to drink driving and our advice is simple – just don’t risk it.”

Find out more by visiting http://dontriskit.info/

 

 

 

 

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