Police should patrol pubs to catch the drink-drivers
ONCE again the summer purge on drink-driving is here.
But why do we have a purge on this? Surely, police should be looking for drink-drivers 365 days of the year.
Why don't they look to the pubs? Their car parks are full.
As a private hire taxi driver for AA Cars, I see on a regular basis pubs with full car parks.
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One Thursday night one in Bargate was full. The same on Friday 2-9pm car park full of work vans, same in Louth Road and Fieldhouse Road.
I can't even get into some to drop off sensible people.
Since being a cab driver for 15 years, I've seen the purges many times this summer and Christmas period but you never see police near pubs.
I see in a recent e-Telegraph last year 90,000 people were convicted. How many thousands got away with it.
Share a bottle of wine over a meal you are over the limit, two pints after work you are over the limit.
I am sure some don't realise what they could lose – driving licence, job, home, wife and children.
This sounds harsh, but it does happen, all for a few pints.
Leave your cars, vans at home, phone a cab.
Paul, Car 41, AA Cars.
The Telegraph says
This taxi driver speaks a lot of sense. Instead of a couple of big "blitz" campaigns, would it be a better idea to make regular patrols every Friday evening, for instance, in a bid to stop drink-driving – there really is no excuse for it, and the consequences can be not just inconvenient for banned drivers, but also tragic.