It’s that time of the year again, every drive home from work sees more and more houses joyfully bedecked in glittery Christmas lights. Festive trees are popping up all over the place and soon Santa will be arriving with presents for all the good little girls and boys. However, Christmas also brings the launch of the annual anti-drink and drive campaign by the Police.
While the vast majority of us UK drivers would not dream of drinking and then getting behind the wheel there is a stubborn minority who feel it is OK and it is these who could ruin someone’s Christmas for life.
Figures, recently released by a major soft drinks manufacturer, have shockingly revealed that more than a million motorists admitted to drinking and driving every week. Even designated drivers are occasionally tempted with around 17% saying they would have a glass of wine or a beer and then drive their friends home.
It is not surprising so many do drink and drive really as more than 40% of motorists believed that it was legal to have 2 units and still get behind the wheel. In fact, due to differing size, tolerance and capability everyone’s limit is different and the Government guideline is to avoid a drink altogether if you are planning on driving.