The #WYPTheCost hashtag is back with West Yorkshire police raising awareness of drink and drug driving
West Yorkshire Police are running a campaign through December to raise awareness and tackle the ongoing issue of people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The campaign aims to remind people of the potentially fatal consequences.
Being caught driving under the influence can result in prison time, a driving ban, an unlimited fine and the risk of personal injury or death of yourself and others. The Force will again be using the hashtag #WYPTheCost to highlight these potential costs.
With Christmas around the corner the goal of the campaign is to remind people going to Christmas parties to have a way home arranged . Christmas is a time to spend with our loved ones not mourning the loss of lives that could easily have been protected.
Chief Inspector Lisa Kirkland said, “Drink or drugs has been listed as a contributory factor in 15 fatal collisions in West Yorkshire this year to date.”
During this campaign last year there were over 280 arrests for drink driving and over 90 arrests for drug driving.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has been pushing for drivers to be, “sensible and ensure that they are safe to drive”.