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Decision makers

Decision makers
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
14 Jan 1984
Year of production
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Documentary about the breathalyser test and drink driving. Looks at the use of spot checks, by the police and by campaigners. Should police be given greater powers to stop people? Has the publicity given to drink driving helped reduce the problem? Are sentences harsh enough for offending drivers? Peter Spencer talks to Transport Minister Lynda Chalker; shadow Transport Minister John Prescott; Roger Birch, Chief Constable of Sussex Police; Anthony Beaumont-Dark MP; Geoff Large, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents; Charles Node(?), Bench Chairman, Grays-Thurrock Magistrates’ Court; Ron Clarke, convicted drink-driver. Programme engineered by Colin Clements.
Peter Spencer; Colin Clements; John Prescott; Roger Birch; Anthony Beaumont-Dark; Geoff Large; Charles Node(?); Ron Clarke; Lynda Chalker
Police; Penal sanctions; Alcohol use; Drink driving; Civil and political rights; Traffic violations

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