Alcohol is an integral part of daily life in UK with 10 percent of adults drinking every day and 27 percent drinking thrice a week or more. According to a report from the Department for Transport, Great Britain, '6 percent of road casualties and 14 percent of road deaths occurred in accidents in which a driver was over the limit drink driving'.
More recently, an analysis of car insurance quotes in the UK was conducted to determine the link between the intake of alcohol and driving post consumption.
AdvertisementThe study found the total number of drink and drugs convictions declared on insurance quotes for main drivers was 76,968, a rate of five per 1,000 quotes. Overall, 3.4 million convictions were listed on insurance policies, with those for drink or drug-related motoring offences making up 4.3 percent of all offences.
The study revealed that men from the rural areas were greater offenders of drunken driving than those hailing from London.
The research also revealed that young and middle aged men were the worst offenders when compared to teens or older men.
Professionals and school goers were considered as more cautious drivers who were less likely to take up drunken driving.
Gender wise, male drivers listed for drug or drink related offences were four times the number of female drivers committing such offence.
Although many rules have being laid for the safety of the people and more awareness has been spread all through the state on the effect of drink driving, people still tend to ignore the same and keep making this mistake. More stringent rules and punishments need to be established that would help in the reduction of accidents and problems caused by drunken drivers.
Alcohol and driving is a deadly combination, not only in UK but all over the world.
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