Luxembourg launches new anti drink driving campaign
(MSS) As the holidays approach, the Luxembourg state in collaboration with the Road Safety Agency “Sécurité Routière” have launched a new campaign against drink driving.
In 2012, Luxembourg police confiscated 1,716 driving licences for driving drunk and a total of 255 accidents were caused by motorists driving under the influence of alcohol.
Over a quarter of the accidents were fatal and 21 percent of them caused serious injuries to those involved.
For their new campaign, the Luxembourg Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure together with the Road Safety Agency will be erecting 45 billboards with the words “Driving, alcohol = danger” in the Grand Duchy, hoping that it will make people think twice before getting behind the wheel after a night out drinking.
They have also issued a list of basic rules and tips to help the public through the festive season:
- Make plans on how to get home for nights where where you plan to to drink – use public transport or order a taxi.
- If you are going out in a group, plan who will be the "designated driver" home so this person can avoid drinking alcohol.
- If you entertain guests, you also have responsibilities – make sure soft drinks are available on the table and if one of your friends becomes drunk, let them stay the night or call a taxi.
- Keep track of the number of drinks you consumed.
- If someone wishes to stop drinking, respect their choice.