A petrol station offering cheap petrol to drivers if they buy booze as well has been slammed by safety campaigners who fear it could encourage drink-driving.Eh..?
My local often stocks BBQ charcoal yet I’ve never felt the need to start BBQing while driving. Perhaps we better stop them selling newspapers as well, in case people read at the wheel, eh?
The promotion is being offered as scores of drivers across the Midlands face court following drink drive campaigns by police over the Christmas period.Something which, I suspect, has no bearing on this whatsoever.
But I’m willing to be convinced, fruitcakes and NuPuritans; do tell me how many bought their alcohol at a petrol station? 40%? 20%? 2%? Any at all?
Come on, you must have the figures, right? You haven’t just pulled this out of your fundaments (again) have you?
The offer at the Jet garage flies in the face of advice issued by Alcohol Concern….Oh, perish the thought!
… who recommend safety warnings be displayed at garages where alcohol is available, and staff are fully trained in responsible sales practices.They can recommend what they like; Jet are under no obligation whatsoever to comply.
The campaign group has also suggested that the UK follows France, which has banned booze from petrol stations altogether.And so France has reduced their drink-driving convictions to nil, right?
I suspect the answer’s ‘Non!’…