Drink-drive casualties reach four-year high
New figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) revealed an estimated 9,040 people were injured or killed on Britain’s roads in 2016 in incidents where a driver was over the alcohol limit. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
“It’s extremely concerning to hear that the number of drink-drive casualties have reached a four-year high. And similarly, our research found that more than 41,000 motorists were caught drink-driving last year.
“Drink-driving can seriously impact the safety of our roads and put other road users at risk. Not only this, but it can also land motorists with a fine, or even a driving ban, which can have a negative impact on their car insurance premiums.
“We urge motorists to ensure their body is free from alcohol before driving, especially the following morning. Drivers can use our morning after calculator for an indication of when alcohol should have left the body to eliminate the slightest chance they might still be over the limit. But the best advice of all would be to avoid drinking alcohol completely if drivers know they need to get back behind the wheel.”
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