Go cold turkey – no drink or drugs if you drive

This year’s seasonal drink and drug campaign sees Surrey and Sussex officers advising road users across the two counties to ‘Go cold turkey’ and not to drink or take drugs if driving.

The simple message is aimed at preventing deaths and serious injury on the road network during the festive period.

During the crackdown roads policing officers will be tackling the issue using a number of tactics on a 24/7 basis.  Teams will be out day and night to educate the driving population and to deal with motorists who are found to be over the legal drink and/or drug driving limit.

Superintendent Chris Moon, Head of Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit said: “There is no safe limit for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – our advice is simple – Go cold turkey or do not drive. If you’re tempted just think of the consequences, you could lose your job, your home or your life. And remember even if you opt to take the sensible way home at night you may still be over the limit the following morning.”

Everyone is being urged to be community minded and to report drivers to police if they are seen to be drink or drug driving.  Information can be passed via text on 65999 or by calling 999 if the circumstances involve a driver causing immediate danger to others by driving when intoxicated.


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