Drink driving warning

With the region in the grip of a heatwave, many people are tempted to have an alcoholic drink.

Think about the morning after when drinking

A cool beer could end in tragedy
People may be tempted to drink and drive in the hot weather Credit: PA

The council is distributing posters and leaflets to all pubs and sports and social clubs in the Wokingham Borough as part of the ‘Morning After’ campaign.

It reminds drinkers that they could still be over the drink-drive limit following summer afternoons and evenings spent with family and friends.

The consequences of drink driving Credit: PA

Julie Pillai, road safety officer, said: “With the longer summer evenings and the prospect of barbeques, garden parties, weddings and family gatherings, it’s all too easy to forget how many glasses of wine or beer have been topped up during the day.

“Drink driving is a year round problem, affecting families and communities, by somebody making the mistake of not realising how long it can take for alcohol to clear the system."

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Drink drive warning

With the region in the grip of a heatwave, many people are tempted to have an alcoholic drink.

But many are unaware of the fact they may still be over the drink drive limit if they choose to drive the following day.

A campaign urging motorists to think about whether they are fit to drive has been launched by Wokingham Borough Council.