Stay Safe This Christmas: Don’t Drink & Drive

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Christmas 2020 is just days away and we are certain we talk for the majority of humanity when we say we are all looking forward to a brand-new year.



DID YOU KNOW: Drivers are nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than in other months of the year.

Anyone caught over the legal alcohol limit when driving or attempting to drive will be banned from driving for at least 12 months, or three years if convicted twice in 10 years. They will also face an unlimited fine and up to six months in prison.

An endorsement for a drink-driving offence remains on a driving licence for 11 years, so it is 11 years before a convicted driver will have a “clean” licence again.

A conviction for drink driving also means:

  • car insurance costs will increase significantly
  • if you drive for work, your employer will see your conviction on your licence
  • you may have trouble travelling to countries like the USA