Festive drink-drive crackdown launched in South Yorkshire

Drink drive campaign launched.
Drink drive campaign launched.
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Police are set to launch their annual drink-drive crackdown in South Yorkshire on December 1.

Officers will target drivers across the county for the whole month until December 31.

Ken Wheat, South Yorkshire Safer Roads partnership manager, said: “Drinking and driving can be very dangerous.

“Even a small amount of alcohol can affect your reaction times and hence your driving.

“It is not possible to say how much alcohol you can drink and stay below the limit, so it’s better not to drink at all.

“If you are going out for a drink, plan how you will get home without driving, either by using public transport, calling a taxi or agreeing a designated driver.

“And don’t forget that you could still be over the limit hours after your last drink, even if it’s the morning after.”

The Star revealed 955 motorists were prosecuted for drink driving in South Yorkshire last year.