New research published by insurethebox has highlighted the most dangerous times for motorists when drink-drive accidents are most likely to take place.

According to the company’s findings, Sunday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm are periods that represent the greatest risk to road users.

Drink-driving is never acceptable

“Drink-driving is just not worth the risk,” argued road safety manager at insurethebox Simon Rewell.

“As well as significantly increasing the possibility of an accident, the impact of being found guilty of drink-driving could include imprisonment, a fine of up to £2,500, a driving ban and an increased insurance premium when the driver does get back on the road.”

Based on data provided by the Department for Transport, the firm’s research shows the highest proportion of accidents involving alcohol and the most failed breath tests are seen on Sunday afternoons. It also revealed that young male drivers are the most likely culprits.

Better education for all drivers – in particular, young men – is therefore being urged by the company, which highlighted the fact that any new driver within their first two years after passing their test runs the risk of losing their license altogether if they fail a breath test.

Heather Stark, brand manager at The Fuelcard People, comments: “Drivers have a responsibility to be in full control of their vehicle at all times. Alcohol impairs your ability to react and make decisions behind the wheel, so it should always be avoided if you plan to drive.”

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