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Give the ‘gift of a lift’ to avoid drink driving casualties this Christmas

People are being urged to be the designated driver on nights out this Christmas in a bid to reduce the number of drink and drug driving incidents. As we head into the busiest time of the year for parties and impromptu drinks, campaign group Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) has joined forces [...]

2019-12-19T10:19:25+00:00December 19th, 2019|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Number of bikers killed and seriously injured rises

The number of bikers killed or seriously injured on North East roads in the last five years has risen by 8%. Despite a fall of 30% in all biker casualties, the number of bikers who have lost their lives or been seriously injured has increased. Campaign group Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) [...]

2019-04-17T10:25:24+01:00April 16th, 2019|LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER, MOTORCYCLE SAFETY|

Family of drink/drug driving victim back World Cup road safety campaign

The heartbroken loved ones of a man who was killed by a drink/drug driver are urging people to avoid driving under the influence as World Cup fever begins to grip the North East. Devastated Michelle Norton lost her only child, Lewis Knapp, last year after he was run over by a drink and drug driver [...]

2019-04-16T13:25:30+01:00June 5th, 2018|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Football clubs back campaign to show World Cup drink driving the red card

Football clubs across the region are backing a campaign by Road Safety GB North East and the emergency services to give drink and drug driving the boot during this summer’s World Cup. The road safety group is being joined by Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Newcastle football clubs as it aims to raise awareness about the dangers [...]

2018-06-05T17:32:20+01:00June 5th, 2018|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|

Lives still being put at risk despite increased penalties for drivers using phones

Police across Cleveland and Durham are taking part in a national a clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones, beginning Monday 22nd January. The week-long crackdown will take place ten months after the introduction of new legislation which means that drivers using a phone whilst at the wheel will receive six points on their licences [...]

2018-02-09T11:10:25+00:00February 9th, 2018|Police-Cleveland, Police-Durham|

Grieving family warns against mixing drink and drugs with driving

The heartbroken family of a teenage girl who died at the hands of a drink and drug driver are throwing their support behind a road safety campaign to keep people safe this Christmas. Fun-loving student Lucy Pinder was tragically killed after enjoying a day out at Flamingo Land with friends. Her family said, at that [...]

2018-02-09T10:48:52+00:00December 20th, 2017|DRINK/DRUG DRIVING|