Don’t risk a drink drive conviction this Christmas


MOTORISTS are being reminded of the dangers of driving under the influence of drink or drugs during the festive period.

With the season of festivities nearly underway Warwickshire Police are launching a publicity and enforcement campaign to raise awareness of the issues around drink and drug driving.

The topic is being highlighted across social media and local radio advertising will be taking place across the region. Increased enforcement activity from police officers across Warwickshire will also be in place.

There is no foolproof way of calculating how much you can drink and remain under the limit or knowing how much an individual person can drink and still drive safely. Importantly, it is hard to calculate how long alcohol may stay in your body if you are driving the morning after so the safest option if you are driving is to drink no alcohol at all.

Figures indicate that, over the past 3 years, 10 people were killed and 80 seriously injured in Warwickshire following collisions where drink or drugs were recorded as a contributory factor.

The campaign supports the month long winter drink drive campaign (starting 1st December) by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC).

  • 1jamessmith1

    most people know the dangers perfectly well, there are no excuses. It needs the police to be out in force catching the drivers and getting prosecutions along with prison time and penalty points. Typically it needs the campaign to start at a suitable time, swift court appearance then straight to prison for at least three months so as to ruin their christmas.

    • old_moaning

      Is this after or before they have sorted out …or even turned up at the scene of burgleries, drug dealing, or assaults on old grannies in their homes?

      • 1jamessmith1

        old moaning old Grannies need to get them selves door chains fitting then. Burglaries, it needs the crime prevention office to be more high profile, Drug dealers, only recently there have been some arests