Car Insurance: Police 'disappointed' with level of female drunk drivers

Monday, 31 December 2007

Of the 657 drivers charged with drinking and driving over Christmas, more than 100 were women, it has been reported.

According to the BBC, the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland have published figures which showed that over 100 females were found to be driving a car whilst over the limit during the festive season.

Assistant Chief Constable Jim Green, secretary of the association's road policing business area, said the figures were "disappointing".

"I am also alarmed at the number of young drivers detected by officers as having been drinking or taking drugs before driving," he added.

Chief Superintendent Tim Love from Strathclyde Police recently warned that drunk drivers are not only risking their own lives but other drivers and pedestrians as well.

In addition, car insurance providers may be unwilling to provide cheap car insurance premiums to drivers who have been convicted of drink driving.

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