Franki Hackett from road safety charity Brake is warning people not to drink and drive this festive season. She says a lot of people do it simply because they do not understand the law.
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Police in North Yorkshire are today launching their annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign. This year officers will be patrolling the roads of North Yorkshire and the City of York throughout the night to prevent people getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.
They will also be focusing on catching people who are still over the legal limit the morning after the night before. Last year, in the UK, over 400 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving the morning after a night out.
280 people lost their lives in the UK during 2011 as a direct result of drink or drug driving, despite the well-documented dangers associated with getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs.
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To coincide with Euro 2012 police throughout the region are starting drink drive campaigns.
In North Yorkshire a fast-track court system will be in place to make sure anyone who is found drink and drug driving is banned from the roads quickly.
Targeted patrols will be carried out and people are being asked to report anyone suspected of drink or drug driving to the police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.