Police drive home ‘morning after’ message to motorists
AS POLICE Scotland’s week-long summer drink/drug drive campaign draws to a close, police have reminded motorists that abstinence is the best policy.
The campaign combined intelligence-led high visibility patrols and roadside checks, partly to identify early morning motorists who may still be under the influence from the night before.
An earlier campaign in May saw 121 drivers reported for drink or drug driving and Chief Superintendent Andy Edmonston, head of road policing for Police Scotland, said: ‘It is disappointing that so many people made the wrong decision earlier this summer and were prepared to put themselves and every other road user at risk.
‘They are now paying the consequences for their actions.
‘I would urge all drivers not to make the same mistake and to remember that while there are many additional opportunities at this time of year to socialise and where alcohol may be available, the fact is that the effects of alcohol do not wear off immediately.
‘Drivers must consider that even if you make alternative arrangements to get home after an event, you could be over the limit the next day.
‘Our message is simple: the best approach is none.’