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Drink Driving

on Fri Dec 01 2017, 09:24
Wigan was unveiled today as having one of the worst drink and drug-driving records in the country. Analysis of insurance policies places the borough seventh in a national table for breath and illegal substance test failures at the wheel. The 2.26 convictions per 1,000 drivers is the highest in Greater Manchester and the second worst in the North West after Blackburn. It is the first time Wigan has appeared in the top 10.

Read more at: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/crime/wigan-has-one-of-the-worst-drink-and-drug-driving-records-in-the-country-1-8885044

A timely reminder. It's party season. Don't drink and drive
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Re: Drink Driving

on Fri Dec 01 2017, 10:39



Greater Manchester drivers are being urged to have ‘None for the Road’ over the Christmas period, as Greater Manchester Police launches this year’s operation to tackle drink and drug driving.

GMP launched the annual campaign today, Friday 1 December, to remind drivers of the devastating consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and show commitment to tackling the issue during a peak time.

This year’s campaign is supported by Elaine, a mother from Flixton who lost her 27 year old son James in 2009.

“My son James lost his life in a road traffic collision where he took a lift with a young driver who was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.” said Elaine.

“That, together with his excessive speed, was the cause of the crash in which James lost his life. There are no winners in these situations. All the young people in that car will be affected for the rest of their lives. Neither James or myself envisaged Christmases without him."

The operation will see officers target drivers who risk their own lives and the lives of others, with increased road checks planned around the clock throughout December.

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Re: Drink Driving

on Fri Dec 01 2017, 18:17
"Wigan was unveiled today as having one of the worst drink and drug-driving records in the country".


Several facts come to mind here ......

It could be that Wigan has a more drink-driving aware police force?
Wigan certainly has a more 'enclosed' road system, making it easier to patrol.

And the source of the claim is based on 'insurance policies'?
Are Wigan borough residents more 'honest' than others when taking out motor insurance?
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