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Brake offers free webinar on tackling drink and drug driving

Police officer with roadside breath tester

Brake is running a free webinar providing expert information and advice for employers and fleet and road safety professionals on tackling drink and drug driving.

The webinar, Tackling Drink and Drug Driving, will be delivered by Brake Professional and sponsored by Dtec International.

Brake’s senior fleet officer Sarah Plumb said: “Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the biggest killers on our roads and employers have a responsibility to ensure their drivers are alcohol and drug free. 

"I encourage all those with responsibility for at-work drivers to attend the webinar.”

It will cover the risks associated with driving under the influence of drink and drugs, including over the counter and prescription medication, and look at the risks involved in driving the morning after consuming alcohol or drugs.

The free webinar takes place on November 14, and online registration is open

Dtec International’s managing director Ean Lewin said: “Dtec International see the horrendous results of driving drugged or drunk from our work with every police force in England and Wales using DrugWipe as their roadside drug driver screener.

“Our calculations show that the police are currently arresting over 25,000 drug drivers a year. Many of these drivers are in company trucks, vans and cars whilst at work or on their way to work.

“Dtec International are pleased to be working with Brake on this webinar to look at ways in which companies are mitigating their personal liability and how they can make the roads and their workplace safer for staff and the public.”

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