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Friday, 9 September 2011

NEARLY a third of all drink-driving convictions in Lincolnshire in 2010 were migrant workers


The Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership yesterday released information which shows that 32 per cent of convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol were foreign nationals.
The figures show that 180 out of a total of around 560 offences, involved those of Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian descent who are living mainly in the Spalding and Boston areas.
The partnership has launched a major poster campaign in the three Eastern European languages aimed at motorists in the Spalding area.
Posters and leaflets will appear on street signs, bus stops, shops, bars and pubs and workplaces frequented by migrants.
Partnership communications officer John Siddle said: “This is probably one of our hardest groups to reach.
“The aim of the campaign is to reduce the occurrences and incidents where foreign drivers are under the influence of drink therefore reducing the risk they pose to other road users.”