Deaths in drink-drive accidents soar by 26%

I’ve just seen on the news that drink driving deaths have increased http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23529736

The number of deaths in drink-drive accidents on Britain’s roads soared by 26% in 2012.

Drink driving is still one of the biggest killers on our roads. One in seven UK road deaths result from drink drive crashes where the driver was over the limit. These deaths, and the many more serious injuries, can be stopped if all drivers pledge to not drink a drop before driving. They can also be stopped by improving government policies. Evidence from around the world shows that taking steps such as lowering drink drive limits and stepping up police enforcement checks are highly effective in cutting drink drive casualties. Read more here on the BRAKE website http://www.brake.org.uk/info-resources/info-research/road-safety-factsheets/15-facts-a-resources/facts/480-drink-driving-the-facts

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