To prevent a 'tragic Christmas' people are being asked to do their part for a campaign against drink driving.
Despite a national campaign every December people are still being caught having consumed an excess of alcohol or drugs whilst driving, according to police.
This year police will be steeping up their visibility around the county's pubs and speaking to landlords and their customers about the dangers of drink driving. They will also ask people to report anyone who they suspect is driving under the influence.
In December 2013, 2589 breath tests were administered which resulted in 97 people failing or refusing a test. This was more than the previous year where 85 people refused or failed the breathalyser test.
Of the 97 tests last December, 17 followed a crash. In 2012, this number was 23.
People are reminded that they can still be over the limit the morning after they've been drinking:
The new 'Christmas Drink Drive' campaign has begun, with Cumbria Police issuing a strong warning to drivers; don't drink alcohol before you get behind the wheel.
Ryan Dollard has the full report:
After nearly a hundred people failed breath tests this time last year, police say they'll be cracking down even harder this Christmas.
The 'Christmas Drink Drive' campaign has begun with Cumbria Police issuing a stark warning to drivers: don't drink alcohol before you get behind the wheel.
The national campaign takes place every December, with the aim of encouraging people not to drink and drive.
Young drivers, and men in particular, are one of the main groups being targeted by police this year, as statistics show they are the worst offenders.
Almost 3500 breath tests were carried out last year, which resulted in 96 people either failing or refusing a test, with 30% of these being under the age of 30.
Of the 96 tests in 2011 which were either failed or refused, 20 were administered to women and 76 to men.