Drivers warned not to drink

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DRIVERS taking to the roads of Derbyshire are being urged not to drink and drive this summer.

The Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership is urging motorists not to get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking.

Partnership chairman Mike Ashworth said: “If you drive at twice the legal limit you’re at least 30 times more likely to cause a road crash than someone who hasn’t been drinking.

“Why gamble with your own life and put others at risk? It’s not worth it.

“Even if you don’t crash, getting behind the wheel after a drink can change your life.

“If you get caught, you risk losing your licence and could face a fine and even a prison sentence,” warned Mr Ashworth.

The partnership is urging drivers not to drink any alcohol at all if they are intending to drive and suggests they make a getting home plan before going out.