ZB

Each injury related to drink driving costs taxpayers $117k

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 8:45am
(Photo / File)
(Photo / File)

Each injury related to drink driving costs taxpayers $117k

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 8:45am

There are calls for harsher punishments, not just for drunk drivers but also for those on drugs.

Each injury or death due to drink-driving is costing taxpayers more than $117,000.

The money goes towards things like compensating for loss of income, medical treatment, rehabilitation and funeral costs.

No One Ever Stands Alone charity founder, Leah Abrams, who's also a victim of drink-driving, told Mike Yardley the charity raises awareness against drunk and drugged driving.

“Not only the stronger policies that provide tougher penalties for people who are driving behind the wheel, both intoxicated and drugged up.”

LISTEN ABOVE