Festive #DrinkDrive reminder – The consequences of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs can be catastrophic
Over the past three years, 78 people in Warwickshire have been killed or seriously injured as a result of collisions involving drink or drugs. Of particular concern is those motorists aged between 17 and 30; Just over 64% of drivers involved in collisions causing death or serious injury involving drink or drugs were aged 17-30, of which around 87% were male.
The immediate consequences for anyone if they are caught drink driving include a minimum 12 month driving ban, up to 6 months in prison, a fine of up to £5,000 and a criminal record. A conviction for drink driving can have a major impact on the future prospects of a young person.
The consequences of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs can be catastrophic for families of people who die or suffer serious injuries as a result of unfit drivers.