Drink Driving at Christmas

In this post, we share an infographic titled ‘drink driving at Christmas’. The facts in this infographic were visually compiled by Paul at Rehab 4 Alcoholism, a UK-based alcohol rehab clinic.   The infographic draws from UK statistics regarding drink driving at Christmas. However, these facts are representative of most western countries that also celebrate Christmas.

We publish this infographic to make people aware of the risks they run when they choose to drink and drive at Christmas, or indeed any other time of year.

Interestingly, the infographic reveals that there is a 40% increase in the amount of alcohol consumed in the UK in December. This increase is largely due to festive celebrations. This vast amount of alcohol consumed in December in the UK equates to around 60 million bottles of wine, or 21.4 bottles of vodka.

Of the 110,226 people who were breathalysed in the UK during December 2016, 5,543 resulted in a positive result for alcohol. Young people under 25 years old were most likely to fail the breathalyser test.


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Written by Danielle White
Medical Writer & Editor

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