As the festive season gets underway, David Mowat MP is urging drivers in Warrington South to avoid drink and drug driving, as new data from MoneySuperMarket shows that 1.05 per every 1000 drivers in Warrington South 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 (1.74 per 1000 population), while Central London drivers have the lowest proportion (0.12).
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.”
David Mowat MP said:
“I want everyone in Warrington to be able to enjoy themselves over the Christmas break. There’s no harm in having a few drinks, but you need to plan ahead how you’re going to get safely home afterwards.
“Drivers who choose to get behind the wheel whilst under the influence are not only endangering their lives and careers, they are putting the lives of all other road users at risk too.”