Targeting summer road offenders

TAYSIDE Police, along with all other Scottish forces, are taking part the annual summer safety Drink/Drug Driving campaign which got under way on Monday.

The two-week campaign, which also targets speeding, seatbelt and mobile phone offences, runs until Monday, June 18.

The aim of the initiative is to reduce the number of road traffic collisions and associated injuries on Tayside’s roads by reducing the number of drink or drug drivers, educating road users and enforcing road traffic legislation.

Tayside Police continually operate a robust policy in respect of drink and/or drug drivers and this year’s summer campaign provides a further opportunity to demonstrate the force’s commitment to road safety.

Chief Inspector Sandy Bowman, head of road policing, said: “Our commitment to dealing with drink/drug drivers lasts throughout the year.

“This specific campaign, although only covering a period of two weeks, provides the police with another opportunity to remind the public of the dangers of driving under the influence or drink and/or drugs.

“If you are planning to drive, the best advice is to abstain completely.”