Increase in Drink Drive Deaths Leads to Call for Zero Tolerance Limit
Road safety charity BRAKE have called for urgent government action to tackle the issue of drink driving, as government statistics out yesterday revealed a 17% increase in drink drive deaths in Britain.
The alarming figures show that during 2012, 280 people were killed (accounting for one in six road deaths) and 1,210 were seriously injured in crashes involving someone over the legal limit for alcohol. These figures are a marked increas on those from a year earlier when 240 deaths and 1,270 serious injuries were recorded.
As well as pushing for a move to a “zero tolerance drink drive limit”, of 20mg alcohol per 100ml blood, the charity is also calling on drivers to never drive after drinking any amount of alcohol – not even a drop. It is appealing to everyone to look out for friends and family by speaking out against drink driving.
To read more about BRAKE’s campaign to lower the drink drive limit please click on the following link: http://www.brake.org.uk/news/1125-260913
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