THE chairman of East Hampshire's "Road Safety Council" has resigned "for personal reasons". Eunice Byrom's decision to stand down comes only days after being banned for drink driving. The 73-year-old was stopped by police close to her home in Rowlands Castle last month and found to be over the legal drink-drive limit. And the Hampshire county councillor for Catherington failed to attend a meeting of the Road Safety Council at Penns Place earlier this week, preferring instead to send word of her resignation through Hampshire County Council officer Ernest Sage. Mr Sage told Monday's meeting: "Eunice Byrom has resigned from the road safety council for personal reasons." Members discussed ways of combatting drink- driving among young people. But stand-in chairman Sam Payne, 24, wondered what could be done to dissuade older people from breaking the law.She said: "I know we are doing a lot of anti drink-driving work for the youth. But is there a similar process for older drivers?" Mr Sage, road safety manager at the county council, argued that the problem was not as prevalent among older drivers.
Personal reasons cited as Byrom quits
Friday 17th November 2006 12:00 am