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Sobering stats.

Byline: By Angharad Mair

The annual Christmas drink-driving campaign was launched this week with some very sobering statistics.

Three thousand people are killed or seriously injured each year in drink-drive collisions and one in six of all deaths on the road involve drink drivers.

I blame the speed cameras for the continuing rise in numbers of those caught. It's too easy nowadays to think that there are less police on the road due to these cameras, and, as such, I believe they actually encourage people to take a stupid and dangerous risk. But beware if you've had a couple of drinks and decide to drive.

Apart from risking your own life, and worse, killing others, don't think you won't get caught. More than half a million breath tests are carried out each year, and about 100,000 are found to be positive. Just make sure it's not you.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 3, 2006
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