You’re Not Driving Anymore!
As the FIFA 2010 World Cup draws ever closer, authorities are urging football fans to stay off the roads if they want to drink whilst supporting our boys in South Africa.
Millions of England fans will already be working out where they’re watching the group games, but a large majority will be unconcerned about how they will get there and back home safely.
As everyone knows, football and alcohol go hand-in-hand (for both good and bad reasons), so many supporters will hit their local bars and pubs to watch the tournament unfold. This, police warn, could see a large influx of supporters taking their cars with them to the game, which in turn could increase the number of over-the-limit drivers on the roads.
“There is a traditional rise in drink-driving offences during the summer months” said a police spokesperson, “but we fear the problem will be fuelled by fans who decide to take their cars with them to the pub”.
England’s first World Cup game is on Saturday June 12th at 7:30pm, making it the perfect time for supporters to begin a day of drinking before the game kicks off. Only one of England’s group games is on during working hours, taking place on Wednesday June 23rd at 3:00pm.
Police are requesting that if fans choose to drink during the England games that they either get dropped off at the pub, walk there and back or order a taxi home with a group of friends. Alternatively fans could watch the game in the comfort of their own homes as both the BBC and ITV will be providing coverage, so satellite TV isn’t needed.