Car insurance: Drivers warned to stay cool

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Many drivers will lose their heads over the bank holiday weekend and take on motoring characteristics unfamiliar to them, it has been suggested.

And insurance.co.uk said that up to 4.5 million car owners could leave behind their usual sensible behaviour and instead perform "grievous bank holiday" actions.

Such incidents may include drink driving, not using a seatbelt, falling asleep while behind the wheel or using a mobile phone, it revealed.

Head of insurance.co.uk Steve Grainger asserted that many drivers are unaware of the punishments that could be given to them if they are anti-social on the roads.

"The consequences of committing such offences are widely unknown by drivers - these can range from points on your licence and increased insurance premiums to a hefty fine or even a prison sentence," he commented.

Mr Grainger added that motorists should ensure that they continue to pay attention and maintain their usual demeanor despite the upcoming "holiday atmosphere".

In related news, a new campaign was recently started by locals in Thurso, Scotland following an incident outside a school, in which a boy was injured.

Drivers breaking the law may find that their car insurance premiums are negatively impacted upon.

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