Police are concerned that the mild festive weather this year may lead to more drink drivers. The severe snow disruption over previous years is thought to have kept many drivers off the road.
Surveys have shown that 25% of drivers felt pressured into drinking more alcohol than they wanted to, with younger drivers being more easily persuaded to have another drink before driving home.
However, it’s not just us as drivers but us as passengers that are contributing to drink driver casualty statistics. With 16% of 18-24 year olds getting in a car with somebody over the drink drive limit.
Employers, party organisers and parents all need to take some responsibility for drivers and how they will be travelling to and from Christmas events, providing information on transport links and providing soft drinks for those that are driving.
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