Public urged to report drink driving wherever and whenever they see it

Crimestoppers urge public to report drink drivers

PEOPLE ARE BEING urged to speak out against drink drivers by reported them to police.

The Crimestoppers Scotland charity, which exists to fight crime in whatever form throughout the country, has launched a summer campaign aimed at encouraging more people to report drivers who take to the roads while under the influence of alcohol.

In a new report Crimestoppers say that over December and January they saw a 75% increase in the number of calls they passed on to police. However, they fear that during the summer months there is a greater temptation to drink and drive.

Jim Ferguson, chairman of Crimestoppers in Inverness, said: “Those who drink and drive are not only endangering their own lives – they are putting others at risk as well.

“We want to ensure the roads stay safe this summer and we need members of the public to help us to do this by passing on information about anyone who is regularly getting behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit.

“By giving information to us you could help to take a potentially dangers driver off the road – vital information you give could stop an accident from happening and may even save a life.”

Crimestoppers can be contacted at any time on their 0800 555111 number or via their website at