As national drink/drug drive figures are released today (Friday 20th January), the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is reporting a slight drop in those people that provided a positive breath test following a collision. Over the Christmas period those testing positive following a collision has fallen from nearly 6% over Christmas 2009 to 5% during Christmas 2010 and down to 4% over December 2011.
With a couple of months worth of dark nights and mornings still ahead of us the Safer Roads Partnership are again reminding people when out walking, cycling or running near the roads to think about whether they can be seen by other road users.
The Safer Roads Partnership are today reminding people of the dangers of drink driving over the New Year celebrations. The Partnership, together with West Mercia Police and other agencies, have been raising awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving and carrying out roadside checks over the whole of December.
|Severe weather warning for motorists – 15 December 2011
The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is warning motorists in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire to be prepared for potentially hazardous driving conditions tomorrow as heavy rain turning to snow is forecast for the Midlands region in the early hours of Friday morning.
The Safer Roads Partnership are today reminding people of the dangers of drink driving during the festive period. With the season of festivities now well underway the Partnership, together with West Mercia Police and other agencies, have been raising awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving and carrying out more roadside checks.
As part of the Christmas drink drive campaign, West Mercia Police will be carrying out a series of vehicle stop checks at various roadside locations across Worcestershire to target drivers who drink and drive during the festive period.