Car insurance: Drinking experiment to highlight danger

Friday, 30 November 2007

An experiment has been carried out by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership in order to highlight the effects of drink driving.

During the test, Simon Pearce, 23, drank a copious amount of alcohol before sitting behind the wheel the morning after, reports the Town Crier.

He was required to navigate an obstacle course at Alconbury Airfield before police officers present gave him a breathalyser.

Cambridgeshire county council road safety officer Debbie Maith said that drivers do have a certain amount of responsibility on their shoulders.

"If you are going to be drinking in the evening, not only do you need to consider getting home, but you need to think about how you are going to travel the next morning," she told the publication.

Motorists convicted of driving while inebriated could find that car insurance premiums are affected.

A number of drink-driving campaigns have been launched across the country in the run-up to Christmas, including one in Kent.

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