Motorway Pub Opening Sparks Road Safety Row

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Road safety campaigners have been voicing their opinions about a controversial new pub which is set to open on a Buckinghamshire motorway this week.

The 24 hour licensed JD Wetherspoons pub and restaurant, the Hope and Champion, has been built close to junction 2 of the M40 following approval last year from South Buckinghamshire District Council.

Campaigners Say It Could Cause More Road Accidents

People against the new opening have said that there will be a greater temptation to have a drink before getting in their car. Road safety charity, Brake says that the pub is potentially a ‘deadly temptation for drivers’ and that drink driving is one of the biggest killers that devastates families and communities.

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According to a poll conducted by the RAC, only 12 per cent of people supported the opening of the pub. It added that it is a ‘risky move’ and that its presence did not fall in line with ‘common sense’. Head of external affairs for the RAC, Pete Williams, said that most people who have been asked about it have said that they are opposed to pubs on motorways but he acknowledged that most drivers do drive responsibly.

In response to the comments, JD Wetherspoons, which hopes to generate over 100 jobs said that it is eager to prove that it is not encouraging drinking and driving and that it will not be promoting any special drinks offers and anti-drink-driving logos will be put on their menus.

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