Motorists reminded not to drink and drive this summer
08 Aug 2012
With the hot summer evenings expected to return soon, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council are reminding motorists not to drink and drive.
With the hot summer evenings expected to return soon, motorists are being reminded not to drink and drive.
Surrey Police and Surrey County Council have warned people that doing so could result in them losing their licence, getting a criminal record or even ruining someone’s life.
Superintendent Sharon Bush, of Surrey Police, said: “With the outdoor socialising that warmer days and long summer evenings encourage, there can be an increased temptation for people to drink and drive.
“On average nearly four people a month are killed or seriously injured on Surrey’s roads as a result of motorists impaired by drink or drugs.
“Surrey Police will take a robust approach in targeting drivers who act irresponsibly and break the law by drinking alcohol after work and then driving home.
“Drivers also need to be particularly aware of the “morning after effect”, where they could still be over the limit the next morning, and plan ahead on how they will get to work the next day.”
Supt Bush said the message is clear that drinking and driving has serious consequences.
“You risk killing or seriously injuring yourself or another person and you risk arrest and court,” she added.
“If convicted you face prison and a criminal record. At the very least you will face a fine and disqualification from driving. There are no excuses."