Friend or foe ?.
Here are Year 12 pupils of Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge sampling Bethan Parry, Anglesey Council's Road Safety Advisor's MOCKTAILS. Bethan was in the common room this afternoon promoting North Wales Police Christmas Anti Drink Drive Campaign which starts Tuesday 3rd of December.
Bethan was highlighting the dangers of accepting a lift from friends who drive under the influence of alcohol.
As road safety professionals our message to drivers is that the smallest amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely, so the only safe option is to not drink at all.
The campaign will see officers across Wales conducting high profile roadside checks and using intelligence to identify offenders 24 hours a day.
The Christmas and New Year initiative comes as just part of the four Welsh forces’ commitment to change attitudes to drink driving, increase road safety and catch offenders all year round.
Colin Jones, Chair of the Gwynedd-Mon Road Safety Partnership said “It is important to remember that a drink you enjoy in the evening can leave you over the limit when driving your car the next morning as alcohol stays in the system for many hours after you stop drinking.
"My advice is that if you’re expecting to drink alcohol during the Christmas holiday, plan how to get home without driving. Don’t offer an alcoholic drink to someone you know is planning to drive and don’t accept a lift from a driver you know has drunk alcohol.”
“People also need to be aware that they could still be over the limit the morning after the night before. You might feel fine, but you could still have alcohol in your system that could impair your driving.
“We and our partners are determined to make our roads safer and our Road Safety Officers will visiting key areas in Gwynedd and Anglesey, issuing advice and key messsages to members of the public about the dangers and consequences of driving whilst under the influence of dring and drugs.
Mr Jones continued, "we would urge people to call 101 if they have any information about somebody getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs – your action could save lives"