Are you planning to take time off from alcohol for the Macmillan Cancer Relief ‘Go Sober for October’? The health benefits are indisputable – and the road safety benefits are rock solid too!
Our data shows that young drivers are 6.5 times more at risk of an accident from drink driving compared to someone in their 40s – and accident risk increases three times at night for people under 25. So in this month of (potential) sobriety, it’s helpful to be aware that drink driving is actually the most dangerous for younger drivers.
And it’s not just about leaving the car behind on a night out. Most drink driving penalties actually happen in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings – which are actually the most dangerous for young drivers on the road, even before adding the judgment impairing effects of alcohol.
Another sobering thought: drink driving doesn’t just massively increase the chances of an accident. It can also mean imprisonment, a fine of up to £2,500, a driving ban, and an increased insurance premium when you do get back on the road. It could also put your job in jeopardy if you drive for work. Drink driving: It’s simply not worth the risk!