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Drink driving simulator arrives in North Yorkshire

Drink driving simulator arrives in North Yorkshire

Published at 4:45pm 25th June 2018. (Updated at 4:51pm 25th June 2018)

Every year 3000 people are killed on UK roads due to drink or drug driving. North Yorkshire Police introduced a driving simulator for people to test how they'd fair pre and post drink. 

Stray FM presenter Beth Parsons went along to discover what would happen in a driving simulator sober and then after one small bottle of Peroni...

When drivers get behind the wheel under the influence of drink and drugs, they're putting theirs and others lives at risk. North Yorkshire Police have advice.

North Yorkshire Police Traffic Sergeant Andy Morton said:

“There’s absolutely no excuse for drink or drug driving. It’s selfish, it’s illegal and it wrecks lives. That’s why we’re targeting our resources to make sure we take as many drink or drug drivers off the road as possible.”

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie said:

"In 2016 there were 96 collisions involved a driver or pedestrian impaired by alcohol. In five of these collisions a person died and 26 resulted in a serious injury.

“I would urge people to take note of how much they are drinking and always give their body at least one hour per unit to remove the alcohol before driving again. Typically two glasses of wine would need at least six hours and four pints of larger would need at least 12 hours before driving again.

“It’s not just about whether people are over or under the legal limit, it’s about their fitness to drive."

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Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Health and Wellbeing went to test out the drink driving simulator in Harrogate. 

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