Police blitz on drink and drug driving in South Yorkshire

Julie Townsend of Brake
Julie Townsend of Brake
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Police officers in South Yorkshire are cracking down on drink and drug driving in an annual summer blitz.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council, formerly the Association of Chief Police Officers, is behind the initiative.

Julie Townsend of Brake

Julie Townsend of Brake

Motorists are urged not to drink any alcohol or take any drugs before getting behind the wheel, with the motto ‘not a drop, not a drag’.

Julie Townsend, road safety charity Brake’s deputy chief executive, said: “We believe drink driving is becoming more and more socially unacceptable in the UK, further aided by the lowering of the drink drive limit in Scotland at the end of last year.

“The new drug drive law introduced in March was also an important step in catching risky impaired drivers. However, there is a long way to go to stamp out this menace completely, as a selfish minority continue to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking drugs.

“Even one small drink or small amounts of drugs make you a danger on the road.”