Our campaign is to remind drivers in Scotland that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving. We advise that ‘the best approach is none’, and through the campaign we also make the public more aware of the consequences of being found guilty of drink driving.
Watch Angela’s story
Hear how Angela’s life was changed forever when a drunk driver hit her ten years ago.
Know the stats
Here are the latest drink driving statistics from Police Scotland:
- More than 20,000 drivers are stopped by the police every month for all kinds of reasons. That’s one driver on average every two minutes*.
- Even if you’re slightly over the limit, in the eyes of the law you are still a drunk driver and a criminal – there’s no grey area.
- You’ll face an automatic 12-month ban, a lengthy criminal record, an unlimited fine, and could even go to prison for up to 6 months. The vehicle forfeiture scheme means that, in some cases, your car can be seized and crushed.
- Scotland led the way across the UK when on 5 December 2014, the law change reduced the legal alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.
Drink driving – is it really worth it?
Find out what happens when you’re caught drink driving. The effects it can have on your whole life can be truly devastating.