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Brake: Road safety action is required

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There should be a zero-tolerance approach to drink driving in the UK, according to Brake, a road safety charity.

Figures published by the government revealed there was a 12 per cent increase in the number of people killed as a result of drink driving in 2011, compared to the previous year - the first time the figures have climbed in ten years.

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, described the rise as "appalling", adding that such incidents are "entirely preventable".

She stated: "We are calling on the government to take decisive action on this major killer, including a zero-tolerance drink drive limit, to send out a clear message that it's none for the road."

The charity is running a campaign to raise awareness of the issues caused by drink and drug driving and to put pressure on parliament to take a stronger stance against the problems.

Called Not a drop, not a drag, it is calling on drivers to pledge to not get behind the wheel if they have had even one drink or taken any drugs.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801433140-ADNFCR

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