Passengers reluctant to challenge drink drivers

By Neil Logan

A new survey has revealed that a quarter of passengers who have been in a car driven by someone who had been drinking were too embarrassed to challenge them.

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said that while the survey suggests that the majority of us will challenge a drink driver if we are going to travel in a car with them, there is still a "significant proportion" who are not confident enough to say anything. He encouraged the public to speak up, and to be proactive in taking their keys away and calling them a taxi.

The survey forms part of the THINK! Easter drink-drive campaign. The number of drink driving incidents traditionally increase in and around public holidays, and police in Northern Ireland are already concerned about the high number of fatalities from road traffic accidents so far this year.

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