All Wales Summer Anti Drink/Drug Campaign
Date Published: 29/06/2012
The National All Wales Summer Anti Drink/Drug Drive campaign 2012 backed by South Wales Police, Dyfed Powys Police, Gwent Police, and North Wales Police and in conjunction with Road Safety Wales Partners’, will commence on Friday June 1st 2012 and run for the whole of the month.
In this years campaign the forces, led by Dyfed Powys Police, will be stepping up the pressure in a concerted effort to deter people from driving motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol.
Despite previous campaigns, people are still being killed or seriously injured as a direct result of this reckless practice. Any amount of alcohol or drugs in the body can affect a person’s driving ability and judgement.
As summer approaches traditional pastimes such as barbeques and parties often result in an increase in occasions where people are consuming alcohol. The majority of people make plans and are sensible about their travel arrangements, but there is also a hard core that are prepared to flout the law and drive with excess alcohol in their system. It is important that people also consider the morning after as excess alcohol could still affect a person’s ability to drive.