Drivers urged to ‘think carefully’ as restrictions lift

Drivers urged to think carefully as restrictions lift

Drivers urged to ‘think carefully’ as restrictions lift

Humberside Police have issued a warning to drivers, urging them to carefully consider their mode of transport before and after drinking.

The statement comes as lockdown restrictions continue to lift, and people return to pubs and bars.

Roads Policing Inspector Heather Cawson of Humberside Police said:

“Drink driving is completely unacceptable, with not only the drivers life threatened but also innocent drivers and pedestrians who share the roads with these offenders.

“If you are out drinking with friends, catching up with a loved one, or celebrating with family, book a taxi or arrange transport home which doesn’t involve you behind the wheel.

“You also have to consider your alcohol consumption if you plan on driving the next day. It takes an hour to process a single unit of alcohol and whilst you may try to sleep, eat or shower the alcohol off, the only thing that can sober you up is time.

“If you are caught drink driving it’s not just your licence that you risk – it could be your whole future.”

The force is also encouraging people to report people suspected of drink driving by calling the non-emergency number 101, or 999 in an emergency.

Those caught drink driving may face unlimited fines, a 12 month ban from driving, a criminal record and time in prison, as well as the guilt of potentially endangering another person’s life.