Don’t drink and drive fans warned
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.