By David CoughlanKey points:Police are advising people not to drink and drive, particularly in remote areas”The message is clear: do not drive drunk.
That is all we can ask of you,” the state’s Road Safety Commissioner, Simon Corbell, said.”
If you’re a person who’s drinking and driving, it’s a dangerous driving situation.”
Mr Corbell said that while alcohol had been part of the problem for years, the focus was now on driving behaviour.
“In a number of areas of Australia, where alcohol has been a part of our community culture, people have been more aware of that,” he said.
He said the government was taking the issue seriously and was working with the community.
“We are doing all we possible to support people who are struggling to control their alcohol consumption,” he added.
“It’s also important to remember that alcohol is only one part of driving behaviour and we need to all work together to reduce the risks of driving.”
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