South Devon police are the latest force to announce they have launched their Christmas road safety campaign.
As part of the drive-drive campaign, officers will also be checking car tyres and making sure vehicles are safe and legal as they carry out spot checks across the region.
Motorists can expect to be breathalysed at well known traffic “black spots”, according to acting Sergeant Andy Hodges, based at Newton Abbot Traffic Unit, who is spearheading the local work.
He said: “The patrols are not just about catching those who are drinking and driving, it’s about educating them of the dangers.
“Drink-driving is something people are aware of more than ever before and it’s important we keep that message at the forefront of people’s minds. The patrols are also reassuring to see.
“When we go out, we will be spending the early part of the evening conducting stop-checks on well-known busy roads and talking to motorists. We will be checking tyres, making sure their car is roadworthy and giving general road safety advice.”
Greater Manchester Police are already operating a winter safety campaign for motorists.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team