drink driving


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drink driving

The preferred UK term for driving under the influence of alcohol. The US equivalent is drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Statistics (UK)
10% of all accidents with injury are caused by excess alcohol; 33% (66% if between 10 pm and 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights) of all drivers and motorcyclists killed have blood alcohol levels over the legal limit of 80 mg/100 ml. At double the legal limit, the relative accident risk is 20 times greater than that of a sober driver.
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The fact is that drink driving incidents in London have increased by 45 per cent in just four years.
The Government says drink driving 'remains a priority', but there has been no reduction in the number of drink driving deaths since 2010.
Those charged include: Kristoffer Davies, 57, of Walwick, Northumberland, |charged with drink driving in Hexham on December 1.
Across the country, an average of 1,000 under-18s have been convicted of drink driving every year since 2008.
But the force will also be keeping an eye out for bad driving following New Year's parties and is reminding drivers that anyone caught drink driving will be banned from the road for at least 12 months, fined up to PS5,000 and could start 2014 behind bars.
Education on drink driving is important, but it can only achieve so much.
Cam paign yesterday on the 50th anniversary of the first public information film about drink driving.
David Wallace, 51, of Gribdale Road, Middlesbrough, jailed for 16 weeks for failing to comply with a community order, drink driving, making off without payment, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
But they soon realise the education benefits which change their views on drink driving and entitles them to reduce insurance.
One of the most marked changes in attitude throughout society has been towards drink driving.
Some argue that today's society has almost become immune to such graphic images and desensitised to such slogans, but the fact that drink driving now carries such a social stigma suggests the message has got through loud and clear.
New research by road safety campaign group Brake and Direct Line has revealed there has been a huge shift in public attitudes towards drink driving over the past decade.