While Christmas is a joyful time, it’s also that time of year where the number of drink and drug drive arrests almost double compared to any other time of year.
We asked in our recent online poll: “As police forces across the UK prepare to clamp down on drink-drivers throughout the festive period, do you think our legal alcohol limits should be stricter?”
More than 400 Gazette readers voted online and 84% agreed that the legal limit should be stricter while 16% did not.
Lindsay Hodgson said: “There should be a zero tolerance to all forms of bad or dangerous driving.
“From driving while too tired or under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs and alcohol and it should be strictly applied throughout the year not just over the Christmas period.”
Michael Jones said: “How about just making the deterrent stronger!”
Amanda Ellison said: “The only way you can be sure you are safe to drive is to have zero alcohol in your system.”
Sheila Ann Johnson said: “Should be no alcohol whatsoever when driving.”
Rosamond Stafford said: “Zero tolerance all the way.”
Amy-leigh Norris said “It should be zero tolerance that way there is no confusion.
“People think two pints and your still legal but its measured in units everyone processes alcohol differently to much of a grey area.
“If your driving get a soft drink and don’t risk it.”