DRINK DRIVING: MP warns of the dangers this Christmas

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As the festive season gets underway, Andrew Gwynne MP is urging drivers in Tameside and Stockport to avoid drink and drug driving, as new data from MoneySuperMarket shows that 1.06 per every 1000 drivers in Denton and Reddish have a drink or drug driving conviction.

MoneySuperMarket analysed 11 million car insurance quotes run over the last 12 months. It found the railway town of Crewe has the highest proportion of motorists with offences for drink and drug driving, while Central London drivers have the lowest proportion.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“An intoxicated driver puts the lives of others at risk, whether they are drivers, pedestrians or passengers in their own car. MoneySuperMarket’s latest research has revealed the full financial cost of a conviction, and provides yet another reason why drivers should avoid drink and drug driving.

“I urge my constituents to take care and keep themselves, their communities and their loved ones safe this festive season.”

Kevin Pratt, car insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket, said:

“There are serious consequences for those caught for drink or drug driving, including up to six months’ jail time, a driving ban of at least a year and a fine of up to £5,000. Even after a punishment has been served, a conviction will sit on your licence for 11 years and you’ll have to declare the offence when you apply for car insurance for five years.”

 

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