DRIVERS are being warned Christmas is not the only time to avoid drinking and getting behind the wheel.
Warwickshire County Council’s Road Safety Team has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the consequences of driving after drinking.
Over the past three years, over 80 people have been killed or seriously injured in Warwickshire as a result of crashes involving drink or drugs – with some two thirds of drivers involved aged 17 to 30, and the majority men.
County community safety spokesman John Horner said: “During the summer months, we all enjoy the longer evenings but this often puts people in situations where they may be drinking more than usual, for instance barbecues, local pub gardens, festivals, and so on.
“Our campaign aims to highlight the fact that mixing drinking and driving simply isn’t worth the risk. Our message is very simple: If you’re driving, don’t drink any alcohol at all.”