December 18, 2008

Police Warn Drivers: Watch out for drunk pedestrians

The affects of drunk driving is well known and publicised but police in Scotland are now promoting the dangers of drunk pedestrians. With the lead up to Christmas under way more and more pedestrians are putting themselves into danger when leaving from pubs and clubs.

One in three pedestrian fatalities had alcohol levels over the legal limit for driving and nearly half of all pedestrians in road accident fatalities between the hours of 22:00 and 04:00 on Friday & Saturday nights have more than twice the drink drive limit in their systems.

It is important to remember as a pedestrian the dangers of stepping into the road without checking for any oncoming traffic, with cold and icy weather it can take cars up to 10 times longer to stop then in ordinary driving conditions.

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