Not even one – because just one drink can kill, is the key message from local police as this year’s winter drink drive operation got underway.
Chief Superintendent Brian Kee detailed the drink driving detections across the Ballymena, Coleraine, Larne, Moyle and Ballymoney areas last Christmas and his message this year: “Across the local policing district during the winter drink drive operation last year, police detected 25 people who were over the limit.”
Chief Superintendent Kee continued: “I do not want officers knocking on doors at any time of the year, but especially over Christmas and the New Year, to tell families that a loved one has been killed on the roads.
“If everyone slowed down, did not drive after drinking or taking drugs, wore a seatbelt and drove with greater care and attention then together we can reduce this preventable carnage on our roads.”
The winter drink drive operation will last until the new year and involve road safe operations across Ballymena, Coleraine, Larne, Moyle and Ballymoney.