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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
14 Jan 1984
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:20:25
Description
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.
Contributors
Peter Spencer; Colin Clements; John Prescott; Roger Birch; Anthony Beaumont-Dark; Geoff Large; Charles Node(?); Ron Clarke; Lynda Chalker
Keywords
Police; Penal sanctions; Alcohol use; Drink driving; Civil and political rights; Traffic violations

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