December 6, 2013

The Cost of Christmas Drink-Driving

Christmas time is finally upon us. This means lots of fun, laughter, and of course plenty of drinks in and around the festive period. But this also means that the amount of drink-drivers on UK roads is now higher than at any other point in the year.

Recent figures suggest that as many as one in eight deaths on Scottish roads can be attributed to motorists driving whilst over the legal limit.

If you are planning to drink and still drive this Christmas, remember that if caught you are liable to lose your licence as well as having a criminal record for up to twenty years of your life.

Kenny MacAskill, the Justice Secretary, forced the point home to many when discussing the issue of drink-driving over Christmas, reminding us all that “Having even one alcoholic drink, then driving, makes you three times more likely to die in a car crash.”

So this Christmas, by all means enjoy the Seasonal period, but don’t even consider driving, as many drivers over the limit are not even aware that they were over the limit at all, having had “just one” or “just a couple of small drink” before getting behind the wheel. The bottom line is, if you are drinking this Christmas, don’t drive at all.

Merry Christmas, and Safe Driving from Britannia!

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