Drink or Drive

The message is simple in Sussex Drink OR Drive - but do not do both.

If you plan to drink, plan to get a lift, get a taxi or take public transport.

If you plan to drive, don’t drink alcohol.

It’s a simple choice, and the overwhelming majority of Sussex residents make it without even thinking about it.

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In the last three years, 170 people have been killed or seriously injured on the roads of Sussex by a driver who was found to be impaired by alcohol. This suggests that there is a small minority of people who think that it’s OK to go against public opinion, to have a few drinks and then get behind the wheel of their cars. These people think it’s OK to risk their lives – and the lives of others – on the roads.

Here at the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, we say it’s not OK to drink any alcohol before getting behind the wheel. There is no ‘safe amount’ to drink before driving.

We say that there’s a simple choice.