Don’t Risk It – Launch Of Summer Drink/Drug Drive Campaign

Drivers who drink or take drugs will be targeted as part of Police Scotland’s latest campaign.

The national summer drink/drug drive campaign starts today (Monday 4 July) for around two weeks and aims to bring an increased focus to the issue.

Chief Superintendent Louise Blakelock, head of road policing, said: “Our officers are out every day dealing with drink and drug drivers.

“This campaign brings an enhanced focus and we want people to understand it’s not worth the risk. You could lose your licence, your job and impact your loved ones.
“Traffic levels can be higher over the summer months and just one drink can be enough to affect your driving and the safety of those around you.
“If you are concerned someone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, have the confidence to contact us via 101 or 999 in an emergency and we will take action.”

The campaign will be conducted through intelligence, road checks, high visibility and un-marked patrols.

It comes as police forces across the UK launch similar campaigns to raise awareness as part of a joined-up approach.

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