The Department for Transport has published a report which shows that the number of people killed in road traffic accidents involving drinking and driving has decreased. The report showed that the number of deaths had dropped by 5% from 2008 to 2009. The number of serious casualties also fell, as did the number of less serious injuries sustained.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) has welcomed the news, with its spokesman saying that “this reduction in casualty figures is very encouraging and we are pleased that the message that driving while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and irresponsible seems to be getting through.”
The reduction of deaths is believed to have occurred at least partly because of campaigns in recent years highlighting the dangers involved with drink driving. ROSPA is keen to build on this success by lobbying the government to lower the drink driving limit, a move which they believe will further reduce drink related road accidents.
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