Go Safe : Be Sober
The Safer Roads Partnership’s impaired driving campaign seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of driving after drinking alcohol or taking drugs. Drivers who are unfit to drive are more likely to cause a collision.
Figures from the Safer Roads Partnership indicate that, in the three years from November 2008 to November 2011, 38 people lost their lives in West Mercia and 172 were seriously injured following collisions where drink or drugs were recorded as a contributory factor.
The message from the Safer Roads Partnership and West Mercia Police is simple: don’t drive after drinking alcohol or taking drugs. This also includes some prescription and over-the-counter medicine which should be avoided as it can cause drowsiness.