Message from our local police force
The consequences of being caught drink or drug driving include a 12-month driving ban, a large fine, and a criminal record. These can lead to job loss, relationship breakdowns, foreign travel restrictions and significantly increased insurance premiums.
Over the run up to Christmas, the plan is to highlight some of these consequences on Christmas social media campaign.
“The campaign is not about spoiling peoples’ fun. It is about ensuring they don’t do something that jeopardises it. Drink and drug driving can bring financial hardship, pain and loneliness which is a far cry from Christmas festivities we all want to enjoy.
“If you are going out this Christmas, please plan ahead and make sure you get home safely. Book a taxi or designated a non-drinking driver. It is also important to ensure you are not over the limit the next day as this can still impair your ability to drive.”
Last year, December 295 motorists were arrested across three local forces for drink and drug related offences. 108 of these arrests were in Hertfordshire.