Motorists with an interest in campervan insurance along with the rest of the UK’s drivers have been notified that police forces around the country have put in motion a summer anti drink drive campaign that will see officers setting up roadside checks in early morning as well as the rest of the day.
The campaign will mirror an initiative from last June where almost 90,000 drivers were stopped and asked to take a breathalyser test, and Suzette Davenport head of the Association of Chief Police Officers is hoping that this year’s activity will see a reduction in the 6.1% of drivers who were prosecuted during the campaign last year.
Commenting on the campaign she said: “In 2010, 250 people were killed in drink-drive accidents on the country’s roads. A further 9,700 were injured through incidents in which someone involved had been drinking and was over the legal limit. The message is clear, there is no excuse for driving under the influence, even if you think it’s a short drive. Not only are you risking your own life but the lives of your passengers as well as other innocent motorist or pedestrians.”
As was the case last year the campaign will see road side checks at places where police officers feel motorists may have been tempted to break the law. Of course this year late night revellers attending barbecues or sports fans going to the pub to watch the Euro 2012 Football finals must be aware that arranging alternative transport in the evening will still not save them from a breathalyser test early the next day if they over indulged. Many drivers have lost their licences after being caught over the limit from drinking the night before and it is worth bearing in mind that scientists warn that alcohol can stay in the bloodstream for up to 8 hours after a person has stopped drinking.