Jennings Motor Group submitted an FOI request to all 45 police forces in the UK, asking for the number of drink driving incidents between July 2015 and February 2016, with some surprising results; of 142 road accidents (28 were serious or fatal) recorded and a total of 269 people (220 male and 49 female) arrested for drink driving offences in December.Clearly, there is a lot of work to be done to combat this serious issue in the region.
Below is a league table of the top 10 locations around the UK with the highest number of December arrests:
Dale Gillespie, digital marketing manager at Jennings Motor Group, said:
“The issue of drink driving during the festive period is highlighted every year, however the shocking statistics we have gathered from the police make it all the more real and we want to ensure people know exactly how much this problem is affecting their region and what they can do if they suspect someone is going to drink and drive."
“Please remember to find a designated driver, leave your keys at home, or book a taxi. The money spent on that journey is drastically minute in comparison to how negatively your life could change being involved in a drink driving accident.”
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Jessica Foreman is a Durham University graduate specialising in business and lifestyle based writing. She has developed her skills on projects surrounding The British Broadcasting Company, and running...