Reward for sober drivers

26th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 November 2007, ANTWERP - Police in the Kempen area of Antwerp Province handed out gifts to all drivers testing negative for alcohol on Saturday night. A total of 237 people were given presents ranging from lottery scratch cards to alcohol-free cocktails and spray-on deodorant.

26 November 2007

ANTWERP - Police in the Kempen area of Antwerp Province handed out gifts to all drivers testing negative for alcohol on Saturday night. A total of 237 people were given presents ranging from lottery scratch cards to alcohol-free cocktails and spray-on deodorant.

A total of 250 drivers were breathalysed by the local police from the Geel-Laakdal-Meerhout Police Service. Of those tested 13 drivers were found to be over the limit. They received an on-the-spot fine and a driving ban.

All the remaining 237 were rewarded for not drinking and driving by means of a small gift.

The police were aided by members of the road safety pressure group DUS.

DUS campaigns for improved safety on our roads and believes firmly that rewarding good behaviour can play an important role in encouraging motorists not to drive when under the influence of drink or drugs.

[Copyright Flanders news 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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