A day out in Devon was manufactured viral video to support a the motorcycle community through research.
This driver was originally charged with dangerous driving. Nobody realised the driver could not have seen the train or the warning lights until the PCRP took over the investigation.
This is a very hard hitting and graphic piece from our friends from the North Yorkshire Police. This piece is intended for the road safety community. To use in their education work, in the classroom and on the road. Use as you wish.
This can and does happen to people like us. This was sent to us by ROSPA....
In 2013, figures show that 260 people were killed, 1,110 were seriously injured and there were over 8,000 casualties in total in drink drive accidents.
Although the level of drinking and driving has dropped dramatically over the last three decades, over 250 people are still killed in drink drive accidents every year (about 1 in 6 of all road deaths). Despite 30 years of drink drive education and enforcement, over 70,000 people are still caught drink driving annually. Often it is an innocent person who suffers, not the driver who is over the drink drive limit. In 2012, 80 pedestrians were killed or seriously injured by drink drivers, as were 30 motorcyclists and 360 car passengers. 50 children were killed or seriously injured by drink drivers that year.
In 2013, 683,651 roadside breath tests were carried out by the police, which 71,675 drivers or riders (12% of those tested) failed or refused to take the test.
Clearly, there is still much to do to prevent drink drive accidents, deaths and injuries.
Summer? No Christmas!