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Good Drivers Don't Drive Under The Influence

'tis the festive season and the Isle of Wight Council is launching a drink drive campaign to remind motorists that good drivers don't drive under the influence.

Drink driving is illegal and puts lives at risk as it impairs your ability to drive — even if it's just one.

The council has commissioned advertising space on bus shelters, car ferries as well as mobile advertising to raise awareness on the dangers of drink driving.

THINK! research shows that eight in ten young men agree that it is unacceptable to drive over the legal limit.

Lewis Campbell, the council's road safety officer, said:

"If you're visiting family and friends or attending an event, we encourage you to plan a safe route home.

"Use public transport, book a taxi or designate a driver who will remain sober. The designated driver doesn't need to feel left out; they can drink alternatives such as soft drinks, mocktails or zero alcohol drinks.

"We would like to thank the majority of people who are safe and responsible motorists and encourage everybody, whether they are locals or visitors, to stay safe this Christmas."

Check out the Drinkaware website for more information on drink driving.

What should you do if you know someone is drink or drug driving?

  • If you know someone is drink or drug driving, call 999 if it is currently happening.
  • Provide non-emergency information by calling 101.

Report the incident anonymously, via Crimestoppers.

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