Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Police launch #ItsNotWorthTheRisk campaign

POLICE have launched their annual anti-drink driving campaign in the run-up to Christmas

POLICE have launched their annual anti-drink driving campaign in the run-up to Christmas.

The campaign is called ?Where will you end up tonight?? and has a mortuary theme to emphasise the potentially fatal consequences of drink-driving.

Thames Valley Police will be carrying out thousands of breath tests at all times of the day throughout December.

Road safety officer Sgt Chris Appleby said: ?This is one of our main campaigns of the year and, while it is nothing new for an anti-drink drive campaign to be hard-hitting, this time we have decided to bring home the harsh realities of the potential fatal consequences of drink-driving by having a morgue as the main focus.

?Every year, police officers have to walk up to front doors, ask to come inside, sit people down and deliver the devastating news that their loved one has been killed in a drink-drive road crash. It?s terrible but it?s something that happens year in, year out despite it being avoidable.?

Drivers who provide a positive breath test, or refuse or fail a test, face a driving ban and a prison term or fine of up to £5,000.

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