drink driving

Steer clear of alcohol and drugs if you’re driving this Christmas

Authored by News Desk

Throughout December Devon and Cornwall Police will be making sure that the region’s roads are a safe place for everyone.

The annual Christmas operation to stop people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, through awareness raising and rigorous enforcement, is under way.

Any drivers involved in a collision and any motorists whose driving may lead police to suspect...

Passengers urged to speak up against over-the-limit drivers

Authored by Mike Page

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has urged car passengers to speak out against drink-drivers after one in four admitted to being too self-conscious to say anything.

Research for the THINK! Easter Drink-Drive campaign showed that a quarter of respondents admitted they had been in a car where the driver has been over the alcohol limit but said nothing because they were too...

Drunk Driver four times the limit at 11am

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Over 160 drivers, including a man who four times the legal limit at 11am, were arrested during Devon and Cornwall Police’s Christmas drink driving campaign.

According to figures released today police officers gave 1,326 breath tests of which 167 were positive, refused or failed to provide.

One man stopped in Devon was found to be more than four times the legal limit at 11am...

Drink driver warns of consequences of drink driving

Authored by Sarah Parker

A convicted drink driver has joined forces with Devon and Cornwall Police to highlight the devastating consequences of drink driving over the festive period. The 33-year-old Plymouth University student was caught drink driving in November 2012. The first time offence had a ‘catastrophic’ impact on his life, job prospects and his personal relationships. The motorist, who wishes not to be named...

Drink: Consequences last longer than your hangover

Authored by JenniferJ

With some fine weather finally with us and summer on the way, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue have issued the following statement and facts about the dangers of drink driving in conjunction with National Road Safety Week and The Honest Truth website .

Alcohol is a factor in one in five road deaths. Drink driving traffic collisions are still a leading cause of alcohol-related...

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