UK Police Begins Drive vs Drink Driving

Anticipating the holiday season’s most pressing problem, police in the UK have begun the campaign against drink and drug driving.

Officers will increase the use of roadside breath tests and other procedures for determining drivers’ levels of inebriation. The UK government has also launched a public awareness campaign it calls Think!, where the objective is to increase public awareness of road safety and reduce road deaths and injuries by 50 percent by 2010. The campaign will be launched over the Internet, as well as through traditional communication channels such as TV adverts and in-pub advertising.

There is a legal limit to the amount of alcohol you can have while driving. However, each person’s tolerance to alcohol depends on so many factors, and varies widely across these variables. The only safe option is NOT to drink at all if you plan to drive, and never offer alcohol to someone who intends to drive.

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