Drink and drug driving – don’t risk it

11.42 | 5 July 2022 |

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“Just one drink can be enough to affect your driving and the safety of those around you.”

That’s the message from Police Scotland at the start of its summer drink and drug drive campaign.

The two-week campaign got underway on 4 July and will see officers conduct intelligence-led, high visibility and unmarked patrols.

Chief supt Louise Blakelock, head of road policing at Police Scotland, said: “Our officers are out every day dealing with drink and drug drivers.

“This campaign brings an enhanced focus and we want people to understand it’s not worth the risk. You could lose your licence, your job and impact your loved ones.

“Traffic levels can be higher over the summer months and just one drink can be enough to affect your driving and the safety of those around you.

“If you are concerned someone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, have the confidence to contact us via 101 or 999 in an emergency and we will take action.”

The campaign comes as police forces across the UK launch similar initiatives to raise awareness as part of a joined-up approach.



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