Don’t drink and drive fans warned

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

Soc­cer fans are be­ing urged to leave the car at home if they go to pubs and clubs to watch Euro 2016 foot­ball matches.

Kent County Coun­cil’s road safety team warns: “There’s no yel­low card for drink driv­ing, just a penalty”.

Posters, beer mats and ra­dio ads have all been cre­ated to spread the warn­ing mes­sage.

Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to ar­range al­ter­na­tive ways to get home, ei­ther by taxi or pub­lic trans­port and as part of the cam­paign, pubs will be pro­vid­ing lo­cal taxi num­bers and bus timeta­bles will be made avail­able.

Vicky Watkins, road safety team leader said: “If you get be­hind the wheel af­ter even one drink you’re risk­ing not only your life but the lives of any road users you en­counter.

“The mes­sage is clear and sim­ple: One drink is not worth the risk. Book a taxi or en­sure you have a des­ig­nated driver for the evening.”

Any­one caught driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol could be handed a one-year driv­ing ban, a £5,000 fine and even a prison sen­tence.

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