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20 Dec 2011

Christmas Parties and Drink Driving | Cream Entetainments

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A very interesting and valid article from thesisleicestershire…

“With the Christmas party season upon us, UK police forces have begun their festive drink-driving crackdown.

Although it may be tempting to have ‘just one more’ there are severe consequences if you do. In 2010, 250 people lost their lives and 9,700 were injured as a result of drink driving.

The AA fears that this year the figure could be higher. The severe snow disruption of 2009/10 affected the level of drink-driving as Christmas parties were cancelled and people stayed indoors.

If you do take a risk and get behind the wheel after drinking, you could face a fine of up to £5,000, a driving ban or even prison. What’s more the cost of car insurance will soar.

Research from MoneySupermarket found that drivers with conviction for drink driving face an 85% hike in their car insurance premiums on average, with some providers simply not prepared to offer cover at all.”