THINK twice before driving home after a couple of pints on a warm summer evening this year.
All four Welsh police forces have launched a summer drink-drive campaign in an attempt to cut road deaths.
According to their figures drivers are 20 times more likely to have an accident after drinking alcohol.
Police literature emblazoned with the slogan We're going out tonight too! Catch you later!, has been distributed in the area to raise awareness of the operation and drivers can expect to see police breath-testing more drivers at the roadside until July 20.
In North Wales the problem of drink-driving refuses to go away.
'Drink-driving is a real issue in this area,' said North Wales Police Eastern Traffic Inspector Brian Robinson.
'There is a hardcore of motorists who ignore the message. These individuals are gambling not only with their licenses and jobs but also the innocent lives of others.
'In the last six months we have breath-tested more than 2,000 people in North Wales and the majority have been clear of drink.
'However, in the same time period we have had three road deaths where drink was a factor. That's why we must stop the minority of drivers who continue to drink and flout the law by driving.'
The drive to beat this minority is being led by Dyfed-Powys Police.
The force's Acting Assistant Chief Con-stable, Andy Edwards, is urging people to consider carefully the amount of alcohol they drink during the summer months.
The figures for the last two summers have shown a higher percentage of motorists drink and drive during the summer months compared to Christmas.
The figures show that out of these motorists a large number are 18-25 years-old as opposed to in the past where offenders have been more middle-aged.
'Traditional summer pastimes such as barbeques and parties often result in an increase in occasions where people are consuming alcohol which are way above that which is legal to drive,' said Mr Edwards.
'Despite this many are tempted to drive. The majority of people make plans and are sensible about travel arrangements, but there is also a hardcore that are prepared to flout the law and drive with excess alcohol in their system.'
Last summer North Wales Police administered 3,085 breath tests and had 222 positive results while at Christmas they carried out 5,824 and arrested 279 people with a positive breath test.
Inspector Robinson said people should not try to drink to specific measures, but should instead avoid all alcohol if they are driving or all driving if they drink alcohol.
'Advice is readily available from medical services, government, and many other areas as to how much alcohol you can drink, and drive afterwards,' he said.
'However much of this advice refers to fixed units of alcohol which is an unreliable way of calculating the level of alcohol within your body and your ability to drive.
'Everyone's body reacts in different ways and at different times. It's therefore extremely difficult to gauge with any accuracy how much alcohol is in your body and whether you are fit to drive, without using correctly calibrated and approved equipment.
He added: 'The strength of beers varies tremendously and a home measured glass of wine varies considerably to that in pubs. There is no guaranteed way of knowing what you've actually had to drink and whether you remain within legal limits. The only safe limit is to not drink any alcohol at all.
'Either become the designated driver and limit yourself to soft drinks or get a taxi or public transport home.'
The campaign is up and running throughout July.