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The Annual Christmas Confrontation

And so it begins –the annual confrontation between the Police and reckless party goers over December. This year, the Police have vowed to stop and breathalyse more drivers and fuel card users than ever before.

Adam Briggs, the Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, told the BBC: “Many people think they have to be involved in a collision or commit an offence to be stopped and breathalysed. This is not the case and our aim is to test more drivers than ever before during this campaign.”

The Police will be out in force across the nation’s roads until 1 January, alert for any sign of erratic or unsteady driving. The number of drivers and fuel card users pulled over will run into the hundreds of thousands. No less than 183,400 drivers were targeted during last year’s Christmas crackdown, and the Police aim to stop even more this year.

Drivers under suspicion will be checked for both drink levels and any use of illegal drugs.

Nowadays drink driving is – quite rightly – taken extremely seriously. At the hands of an impaired or poor driver, vehicles can quickly turn into deadly weapons. But you don’t have to go too far back into recent history to find a time when it was taken much more casually. As recently as the 1960s, people thought little of driving home from the pub or party after more than a few drinks.

Thank goodness times have changed.

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At the Fuel card Company, we wish everyone takes care in celebrating Christmas and that people should not become irritants for other people.

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Oct 24, 2011
1:22 pm

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