HC Deb 29 June 1987 vol 118 cc36-7W
42. Mr. Maples

asked the Secretary of State for Transport, what measures are being taken to discourage drinking and driving.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

1,100 people died last year as a result of drinking and driving. A key element in doing something about this appalling waste must be public attitudes. That is why we have given particular emphasis to getting across the facts and the consequences. The campaign we are launching tomorrow together with a wide range of organisations is part of a sustained approach to convey to all concerned that drinking and driving simply do not mix.