Scotland festive season drink drive campaign launches

We've launched a campaign in Scotland to encourage the public to speak up about drink driving this festive season.

Out of the many calls we've received in the last year from the Scottish public about drink driving, 681 resulted in information deemed actionable being passed to the police.

Nationally, drink driving is the second most-reported crime type to Crimestoppers, behind only drugs offences.

Now the festive season is here, the temptation to drive while over the limit may be higher - so we're working with volunteers and partners, including Scotland's Best Bar None scheme, which is distributing information across more than 300 bars, clubs and restaurants.

We're urging anyone who has information about individuals regularly drink driving to get in contact.


“Those who drink drive are not only endangering their own lives, they’re putting others at risk too.

“We want to ensure the roads stay safe this festive season, and we need members of the public to help us do this by passing on information about anyone who is regularly getting behind the wheel while over the drink drive limit.

“By giving information to us, you could help take a potentially dangerous driver off the road. Vital information you give could stop an accident from happening - and may even save a life."

- Angela Parker, National Manager for Crimestoppers Scotland



If you see someone attempting to operate a vehicle whilst intoxicated, please call 999, as this may require urgent police action.