As the holiday season approaches, David Hanson MP is urging people in Delyn to ensure that they leave their cars at home if they plan to drink this Christmas.
Across Wales, people are killed and seriously injured every year because of drink driving and in 2006 30 people died on the roads. The THINK! Campaign, raises awareness of the devastating consequences of drink driving.
As the Christmas party season approaches it is important to remind people of the dangers of drinking and driving and the message that if you get caught drink driving you’ll be treated like any other criminal. Offenders will get a minimum 12 months driving ban, criminal record and large fine.
David Hanson said:
“Drink driving can ruin lives. Last year 460 people died as a result of this recklessness and families across Britain were shattered by the menace of drink driving. . If you get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol you risk wrecking your own and other people’s lives – don’t do it.
“The number of people killed in drink drive accidents each year has been cut by almost three quarters in the past 30 years, but any one death caused by drinking driving is one too many.
“It is critical that people understand the destruction they could cause. With this in mind, the Government has launched a national TV and radio campaign to remind people of the consequences of drinking and driving.”
Hard-hitting adverts will be running throughout the festive period to help get this message home: TV advertising: 1st – 31st December 2008; Cinema advertising: w/c 12th & w/c 26th Dec 2008; Radio advertising: 1st – 31st December 2008; Ambient advertising (in-pub): 8th Dec – 13th Jan