Response to the PACTS report calling for Government action on drink driving

Speaking about the PACTS report, Matt Lambert, CEO of the Portman Group, the social responsibility and regulatory body for alcohol in the UK, commented:

“Drink driving is completely unacceptable under any and all circumstances. Every death and injury that occurs as a result of drink driving is a senseless tragedy. The industry is committed to tackling this issue and we welcome the publication of the PACTS report.

“There has been significant progress over the last decade, with drink driving accidents in the UK falling by 32% between 2008 and 2018, and fatalities falling by 40%. This is partially the result of the responsible measures undertaken by the alcohol sector, running their own education campaigns and funding those led by Drinkaware, yet we are incredibly conscious that there is more to be done.”


Source: UK Department of Transport: Reported Drinking and Driving, Augsut 2020