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RoSPA calls for law change to combat drink-driving

2nd August 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has called for the drink-drive limit to be reduced.

Figures from the Department of Transport (DfT) show there were 290 people killed in drink-drive accidents in Great Britain in 2012, representing a rise of around a quarter in comparison to the previous year.

The number of drink-drive deaths was 17 per cent in 2012, marking a rise from 12 per cent in 2011.

Kevin Clinton, RoSPA’s head of road safety, said: “The increase in drink-drive deaths in 2012 is very disturbing. The figures show that the problem of drinking and driving has not been solved, with tens of thousands of people being convicted of drink driving, hundreds losing their lives and thousands being injured every year. 

“Often it is an innocent person who suffers, not just the driver who was over the drink-drive limit.”

 Mr Clinton explained that a lower drink-drive limit would save multiple lives every year, adding that the rule should be high profile and “highly visible”.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801620270-ADNFCR


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