Save lives by reporting drink-drivers this Christmas, urge Crimestoppers

Drink-drive campaign.
Drink-drive campaign.

Crimestoppers is calling on people to shop regular drink-drivers who put theirs and other people’s lives at risk.

In the last year the indepedent crime-fighting charity received just under 6,000 calls about drink-drivers across the UK and 54 related to motorists in Bedfordshire.

It is the second most reported crime type to Crimestoppers nationally behind drug offences.

Crimestoppers regional manager for Beds Julia Hughes said: “Too many people lost their lives last year due to drink-drive incidents. But, there are still people out there who regularly drink-drive and refuse to change their behaviour.

“We want to make the roads a safer place for everyone and we would urge you to give informaiton to Crimestoppers anonymously about anyone who is regularly drink-driving.

“Crimestoppers never asks for your name or personal details, we cannot trace calls or track information given online and we do not record our calls. You will not have to give a statement to police or go to court. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know. But taking action your could be helping to save a life - whether it’s the driver or an innocent victim.”

The drink-drive campaign is being supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), and THINK! the Department for Transport’s dedicated road safety website.

Anyone with information about people that regularly drink-drive can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.