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Peter Grant, MP for Glenrothes & Central Fife, has committed to JOIN THE PACT with Johnnie Walker to never drink and drive and is urging constituents to join in signing the anti-drink drive pledge.

JOIN THE PACT is a global responsible drinking programme run by Johnnie Walker owner Diageo since 2008 that encourages people to make a commitment to never drink and drive. Johnnie Walker are asking people to make their commitment through using the hashtag #JOINTHEPACT on social media.

Commenting, Peter said:

“No one should ever drink and drive – it puts the lives of other drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk. The best limit for people to set for themselves is a zero limit. Even small amounts of alcohol in your bloodstream could affect your ability to react safely to something unexpected happening.

“It’s also important for visitors from other parts of the UK to remember that Scotland has a lower legal drink driving limit than they may be used to, so even one drink could put them over the limit.

“There can be more pressure at Christmas time to join in the festivities with a wee tipple – if you’re likely to be tempted, leave the car at home and make alternative arrangements to get home safely.

“I would urge everyone in Glenrothes in Central Fife to JOIN THE PACT to never drink and drive, and to keep themselves and others safe this festive season.”

Diageo has secured over 5 million pledges never to drink and drive through its global programme Johnnie Walker #JoinThePact, beating its target a year ahead of its goal. Diageo has just announced a tenfold increase in its next target, aiming to secure 50 million pledges by 2025 – with 2 million pledges already secured towards this goal thanks to recent activity in India.

In the last 50 years, road casualties caused by drink driving have fallen dramatically, but in 2014, there were still 240 deaths due to drink driving – accounting for 14% of all road fatalities. By drinking and driving, you risk your life, those of your passengers and others on the road.

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