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Anti drink driving campaign goes cross-Border

Published: 4 Dec 2012 12:00

The Cross Border Anti Drink-Driving Campaign launched in Belleek on Monday has been supported by Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

This year's cross-Border anti-drink driving campaign says drinking and driving don't mix.

The Cross Border Anti Drink-Driving Campaign launched in Belleek on Monday has been supported by Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

The main message in this year's campaign by the PSNI was 'drugs, drink and driving don't mix' and that by taking alcohol or drugs whilst operating a vehicle, seriously increases the risk of an accident.

Recent campaigns by the PSNI, the Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership and other agencies have contributed to a significant reduction in the number of collisions on Fermanagh roads in which drinking or drug taking was a contributory factor. This year's Christmas campaign aims to build on this success.

Over the next few weeks, hundreds of motorists face being stopped as police officers conduct road checks at key locations across the County.

Speaking at the launch event, Councillor Stephen Huggett, Chairman of the Fermanagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership said: "Over the past two years, Fermanagh has recorded a significant improvement in the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads. However, despite the success of previous campaigns, drink-driving remains one of the main causes of road collisions."

"The fact is that even a small amount of alcohol will impair your judgement and general ability to drive safely," he added.

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