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‘drink-drive pill’ condemned as 'dangerous'

Post by falkor » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:59 pm

The sale of pills claimed to help beat breath tests was branded ‘dangerous and stupid’ by safety campaigners last night.
METRO NEWS By Paul Keogh - 28th August, 2012
The tablets are said to reduce the amount of alcohol entering the blood – and the British businessman marketing them says they are useful for motorists ‘on the borderline’ of the drink-drive limit.

But the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said they should not be sold.

‘It may encourage people to drink and drive in the belief they can get away with it,’ said a spokesman.

‘Drinking and driving kills hundreds of people every year in the UK and we would urge people to ignore this product, and those selling it to stop immediately.’

Arthur Kibble, who is advertising the Indian-made pills online, said: ‘I am not advocating that motorists get blind drunk and then try to drive, but it does help you mentally. They are useful for those people who have two pints and are then banned for 12 months.

‘What about bus drivers and taxi drivers who want to have a pint before work?
‘Everyone does it, there’s a car park in every pub you go to.

‘If you consume a lot of alcohol, nothing is going to help, but this can help if you’re on the border
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