Drink-drive message not being heeded
Efforts to persuade UK motorists not to drink and drive appear to be failing.
Last year, 6 per cent of drivers admitted to driving after having an alcoholic drink, with 6 per cent owning up to driving in the morning after drinking the night before.
A 2012 survey by Sainsbury’s Car Insurance has shown that these figures have not changed.
Also unchanged – at 18 per cent – is the number of people who continue driving when feeling tired.
However, the driver-behaviour survey did show that the number of people admitting to exceeding the speed limit by at least 10mph had fallen from 19 per cent in 2011 to 17 per cent in 2012.
Also, while 6 per cent admitted using hand-held phones at the wheel in last year’s survey, only 5 per cent owned up to this offence this year.
However, the number of drivers who texted at the wheel had risen from 4 per cent in 2011 to 5 per cent in 2012.
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