At our 2018 annual conference in Newport, we explored the complex relationship between alcohol, travel and transport.

It’s been more than 50 years since the introduction of the breathalyser, but drink-driving remains a significant cause of injuries and deaths on our roads. Meanwhile, we’ve seen a rise in alcohol-related incidents on planes, with a recent BBC investigation finding that nearly 400 people had been arrested at UK airports in just 12 months as a result of intoxication. Some train operators in the UK have responded to anti-social behaviour by banning alcohol on some routes or at some times of day.

The major question conference delegates debated was how to strike the right balance between public safety and the freedom to enjoy alcohol in public spaces. Download the presentations here: