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AA campaigns against summer drink-driving

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The AA has joined forces with distiller Pernod Ricard to launch an anti-drink driving campaign - noting that according to a poll of members, the temptation to drink-drive is significantly greater during the summer.

Younger drivers in particular thought that the warmer months were a riskier time - despite a relatively small number of 18 to 24-year-olds (65 per cent) claiming they'd take keys away from designated drivers who'd had one too many. By way of comparison, more than two-thirds (71 per cent) of middle-aged drivers were willing to confiscate car keys.

Other responses regarding how to deal with a potential drink driver varied. Almost one-fifth (19 per cent) would encourage the driver to wait for the effects of alcohol to wear off, one per cent would accept a lift for a short journey and two per cent would "say nothing".

"It is worrying that a significant number of people would still accept a lift with a drink driver," commented AA president Edmund King - adding that "drinking and driving should never be mixed".ADNFCR-2576-ID-801610043-ADNFCR

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