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50 years of anti-drink driving adverts

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It’s now half a century since the government started warning of the risks of drinking and driving at Christmas. We look at how the TV ads have changed.

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Are £10,000 speeding fines fair?

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Ministers plan to give magistrates the power to impose huge financial penalties on drivers found guilty of common offences. Do these proposals go too far?

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How courts decide on tougher motoring sentences

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There are a number of factors magistrates use when deciding whether to be tough or lenient on motor offenders, as legal expert Jeanette Miller explains.

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Taste test: Non-alcoholic drinks

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As thousands of drinkers complete a month off the booze as part of "Dry January", we put a selection of alcohol-free wine, beer and cider to the test.

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Opposition to new motorway pub

  •  21 Jan, 2014
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A new pub being opened off the M40 by JD Wetherspoon has been given the go-ahead in spite of public opposition, road safety campaigners claim.

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New Year's Day driving warning

  •  31 Dec, 2013
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New Year's Eve drinkers are being warned they could potentially be over the drink driving limit for the whole of New Year's Day.

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47% of Brits would shop a drink driver

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Some 47 per cent of Brits would report a drink driver to police and a quarter would shop a close relative or partner planning to drink and drive, finds a new study.

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Would you report a drink driver?

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Two police forces are promoting rewards of up to £1,000 for revellers who report suspected drink-drivers this Christmas. But is this the right approach?

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Public urged to confront drink-drivers

  •  11 Dec, 2013
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Fewer people are driving after an alcoholic drink, but a road safety charity is calling on festive party-goers to stand up to those who still insist on breaking the rules.

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Drivers warned about hangover driving

  •  10 Dec, 2013
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A hangover following a night of heavy drinking can impair driving performance as much as driving under the influence of alcohol, according to new research.

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