Press Release: Response to ‘Drink-Driving casualties are up for the first time in 10 years’

The Government still isn’t doing enough to combat drink-driving,” says innovative drink-drive campaign Don’t Be That Someone. News today (21/08/2012)  that Drink-Driving casualties are up for the first time in 10 years, proves the government “are not doing enough” says Michael McAdam, founder and trustee of the not-for-profit organisation. Michael continues: “Research shows that driving-safety attitudes of young people […]

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Don’t Be That Someone has recently gained the support of The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)

Don’t Be That Someone has recently gained the support of The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS). Naomi Baster, Policy and Research Officer, says, “The ‘Don’t be that someone’ campaign has identified a gap in young and pre-driver training. The importance of targeting this age group was highlighted in the EU project DRUID (Driving Under […]

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Don’t Be That Someone responds to ACPO’s 2011 drink drive campaign statistics

The Government “isn’t doing enough” to tackle drink driving, according to Michael McAdam, founder of the ‘Don’t Be That Someone’ campaign. Mr McAdam’s comments follow figures showing that more than 7,100 people were arrested in ACPO’s 2011 Christmas drink drive campaign – up 16% from the same period last year. Don’t Be That Someone is […]

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ACPO Launch their Christmas drink-drive campaign

ACPO has today (1/12/11) launched its month-long Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, which will see officers throughout the UK breath testing thousands of drivers. The campaign will see tests carried out at all times of the day and night, including first thing in the morning, as drivers are urged to think twice before getting […]

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MP calls for lower drink drive limit

A change in the law to cut the drink drive limit would “assist in saving the lives of innocent people”, a Lib Dem MP has said. Bob Russell told MPs his Bill was dedicated to the memory of two teenage girls in his constituency – Jordan Bell, 14, and Cassie McCord, 16, – “whose lives […]

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Drink-drive rehabilitation courses to be modernised

Proposals to modernise the Drink-Drive Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) were announced today by the Driving Standards Agency. These aim to improve both the standard of courses offered to drink-driving offenders and the way they are approved. The proposals are also intended to encourage more training providers to become involved in delivering DDRS courses, improving access to […]

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