drink driving


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drink driving

in road traffic law, a convenient term often used to describe driving or attempting to drive while unfit through drink; being in charge of a vehicle while so unfit; driving while the proportion of alcohol in breath, blood or urine is over the prescribed limit. It attracts a compulsory period of disqualification of at least one year and a second offence within ten years will result in a ban from driving lasting for at least three years.
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In just six days the Operation Dragoon team have arrested and charged the eight with drink driving offences and summonsed another two for driving under the influence of drugs.
Education on drink driving is important, but it can only achieve so much.
A FOURTEEN-year-old child has been caught drink driving in the West Midlands.
Northumbria Police force is currently running a month-long crackdown on drink driving and all drivers involved in crashes during December will be breath tested, as well as those caught speeding or suspected of drink driving.
This means that 15% of all fatalities in road accidents involved drink driving.
AMONG the cases dealt with at Teesside Magistrates' Court on January 5 were: Stephen Chatto, 55, of Thorpe Road, Carlton, Stockton, banned from driving for 12 months and fined pounds 460 with pounds 235 costs for drink driving.
John Wilkes, 26, of Queens Avenue, Thornaby, banned from driving for 12 months and fined pounds 100 for drink driving.
Timothy Robert Lomas, 27, of Vulcan Way, Thornaby, banned from driving for three years and fined pounds 200 with pounds 75 costs for drink driving.
But they soon realise the education benefits which change their views on drink driving and entitles them to reduce insurance.
One of the most marked changes in attitude throughout society has been towards drink driving.
New research by road safety campaign group Brake and Direct Line has revealed there has been a huge shift in public attitudes towards drink driving over the past decade.
The Campaign Against Drink Driving (CADD) was appalled at the decision and so worked quickly to set up its own, and the three graphic images have just been published for posters and adverts.