2018 Summer drink & drugs campaign

Do you know how much time you have to react to something on the road when driving? That is the question the Safer Essex Roads Partnership is asking during this summer’s anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

The campaign launches on Thursday, 14 June and will run to Sunday, 15 July – coinciding with the World Cup – and focusses on how your reaction time behind the wheel is impacted by alcohol or drugs.

It will be supported by the hashtag #DriveSafeDriveSober.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit will be carrying out proactive stops around the county throughout the campaign but Mr Pipe says that information from the public is crucial to tackling the issue.

107 people were arrested during last summer’s campaign which ran between June 1 and June 30, 2017.

If you have any information about a drink or drug driver please call 101, log on to the ‘Extra Eyes’ website or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.