Over many years, the government has invested millions in educating the public on the dangers of drink-driving. There have been a range of powerful and hard-hitting campaigns demonstrating the awful consequences associated with drink driving, however the statistics suggest that this is all having very little impact.
1 in 7 of all road related deaths in 2017 were drink-drive related incidents and the numbers of people involved in drink drive related deaths has not improved since 2010.
Drink driving in the news
There have been several high-profile drink-drive related incidents in the last few weeks alone. Wayne Rooney, a professional sportsman, Kirsty Gallagher, a sky sports presenter and the tragic accident on the M1 which resulted in the death of 8 people are just some of the stories that have made the headlines. What we find most concerning is that fact that drink driving again appears to be somewhat socially acceptable. Both Rooney and Gallagher have returned to work as if nothing had happened and the media were far more concerned that Rooney had a female passenger as opposed to the fact that he was endangering lives whilst driving under the influence of alcohol.
The tragic accident on the M1 is further proof of just how fatally dangerous drink-driving is.
Solving drink driving with alcohol rehab
More needs to be done in terms of both education and support. Most professionals agree that the drink-drive limit should be reduced further as all evidence demonstrates that this does reduce the number of drink drive incidents.
While many people do not set out to drink-drive, they become overly confident in their ability because of the alcohol. Alcohol changes the way we think, feel and act.
If you are concerned about somebody’s drinking or would like to find out more about alcohol rehab programmes, contact us at the Providence Projects, a private alcohol rehab centre. Please call today and speak to one of our alcohol addiction treatment specialists on 0800 955 09 45.