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Essex Police launch anti-drink and drug drive campaign

18 Jun Essex Police launch anti-drink and drug drive campaign

Essex Police have launched their anti-drink and drug drive campaign for this summer!

The campaigned started on Thursday, June 14 and will run to Sunday, July 15 to coincide with the World Cup and focusses on how your reaction time behind the wheel is impacted by alcohol or drugs.

It will be supported by the hashtag #DriveSafeDriveSober.

Adam Pipe, Head of Roads Policing, said: “Drink and drug driving continues to be an issue in Essex and it ruins lives.

“We often see an increase during the summer months as people enjoy the good weather at barbeques or in beer gardens.

“This year’s campaign focusses on reaction time and how that’s affected by drink and drug driving.”

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit will be carrying out proactive stops around the county throughout the campaign but Mr Pipe says that information from the public is crucial to tackling the issue.

If you have any information about a drink or drug driver please call 101, log on to the ‘Extra Eyes’ website at or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.