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North Yorkshire Police Test Drugs Breathalyser


7:57am 2nd December 2013

A new machine which can test if drivers have taken drugs will hit North Yorkshire's roads this month.

It's the first time a drugs test can be carried out which, like a breathalyser, will show if someone's taken illegal substances.

Traffic Sergeant Yvonne Taylor says it is just a trial at the moment.

It's part of North Yorkshire Police's Christmas Safety Campaign to help keep people safe over the festive period.

Officers are combining both education and enforcement as part of the campaign which is running until the New Year.

A Christmas Safety AllWrappedUp Smartphone app has also been launched to provide instant crime prevention advice and tips on staying safe. North Yorkshire Police will also be tweeting daily crime prevention messages via their official twitter account.

The main focus of the campaign is on personal safety, protecting your property and drink and drug driving.

Chief Constable Dave Jones, of North Yorkshire Police, is urging the public to back the campaign and take the advice of officers on board.

He said: “Christmas is a time for celebration and enjoying time with family and friends, however it is important that we all take our own safety and security seriously to ensure that the festive season is as enjoyable as possible.

“Taking time to ensure that your homes and cars are secure from criminals and making sure you get home safely from nights out is especially important at this time of year.

“I hope all residents and visitors to North Yorkshire and the City of York enjoy a safe and happy Christmas season.”

Christmas Safety Advice

North Yorkshire Police is urging residents to follow some simple crime prevention and personal safety advice to ensure they have a safe and happy Christmas.

These safety tips can be found by downloading our AllWrappedUp Christmas Safety Smartphone APP by typing christmas.nyp.mobi into your web browser.

You can also visit the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.police.uk/Christmas

Follow @NYorksPolice on Twitter for daily Christmas safety tips throughout December.

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