'Don't drink and drive,' Rotherham motorists told
Date: 03/06/2012. Story submitted by: Lynn Hall
A month long campaign warning drivers of the dangers of drink and drug driving has been launched in the county.
Through out June, police will be enforcing breath testing under current breath test laws.
Police officers will be inviting members of the public to voluntarily take a breath test as a way of educating drivers and reinforcing the message, don’t drink and drive.
Statistics show that in 2010* 14% of all road fatalities across Great Britain were caused by drink driving.
Motorists will be targeted by the police at various times throughout the day at a number of different locations, not just at pub closing times.
South Yorkshire Chief Inspector for Roads Policing, Stuart Walne said: “We know that the public don’t want drink drivers on the roads. With a four day weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, closely followed by the start of Euro 2012, the number of people drinking in pubs and at home is likely to increase and therefore the temptation to drink and drive is also likely to go up. In order to address this, South Yorkshire Police is increasing its drink and drug driving enforcement across the county and carrying out a wide reaching enforcement campaign.
“To raise awareness of the dangers of drink and drug driving, efforts will focus on educating road users. High visibility roadside breathalyser testing will take place across the county to deter those who may be tempted and reassure the vast majority or law abiding road users, we want to be discouraging people from taking the risk ahead of dealing with offenders after the event."
“Our voluntary breath testing scheme will raise awareness of drink driving issues and encourage law abiding motorists to help us identify those who regularly drink and drive. If you know someone that regularly drives whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol I would urge you to contact South Yorkshire Police by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Address: All Saints Square Rotherham S60 1PW
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