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Club News: Drink-drive message fails to get through 20-something drivers in the UK


Publication date: 05 February 2015


The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has warned that the drink-drive message is failing to get through to twentysomething drivers who remain the most likely to be caught drink-driving and be involved in accidents involving death and serious injury.

 

The charity also believes that young drivers are choosing to trust their friends and popular misconceptions about the effects of alcohol on their bodies, rather than take heed of official information.

 

The figures from festive anti drink-drive campaign showed that the failure rate in breath alcohol tests for those under 25 was nearly double that of those over 25. While there was a reduction in the number of tests in December 2014 (down to 133,996) there was a higher failure rate by percentage; with 5,885, or 4.39%, failing breath tests.


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