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ACPO launches summer safety campaign

5 June 2012

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has launched its month long crack down on drink and drug driving today, warning motorists they face testing in the morning as well as night time.

ACPO cautions that although there is plenty to celebrate this summer, with events to mark the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics, and EURO 2012, if you’re going to be drinking – don’t drive.

Tests will be carried out at all times of the day and night, including first thing in the morning, as drivers are urged to think twice before getting behind the wheel the morning after drinking when alcohol can still be in the body.

ACPO stresses that driving a vehicle when under the influence of drink or drugs will seriously impair the driver’s ability and can have serious consequences. As well as potentially risking lives, impaired drivers can receive a fine of up to £5000, a minimum 12 month driving ban and a criminal record.

Story from Road Safety GB.

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