Driving under Influence

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 15 December 2021.

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Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Government has spent on anti-drink driving campaigns in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 as of 9 December 2021.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In 2019, the Government spent £1,111,071.86 on anti-drink driving campaigns.

In 2020, the Government spent £177,014.73 on anti-drink driving campaigns. It is worth noting that during this period, communications were influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on hospitality. With the pause in pub socialising, campaigns prioritised other emerging issues such as the increase in speeding seen in the first national lockdown and mobile phone use at the wheel, as well as travelling safely during the pandemic.

In 2021, total planned expenditure for drink drive campaigns comes to £963,609.38, of which £411,117.45 has been spent so far.

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