Price comparison website, MoneySuperMarket has analysed 11 million insurance applications and revealed the UK towns with the highest proportion of motorists with drink or drug-driving convictions in 2015.
With a rate of 1.74 convictions per 1,000 drivers, the Cheshire town of Crewe has topped the list. Encouragingly, this figure is 12% lower than last year’s highest figure of 1.98 convictions in Llandrindod Wells in Wales.
Insurance expert from MoneySuperMarket, Kevin Pratt commented:
“This year could be a breakthrough. We’ve seen the highest rate of convictions tumble from just under two per thousand to 1.74 per thousand. That’s a significant decline and perhaps indicates that the ‘Don’t Drink & Drive’ message is finally getting through.”
The top 10 areas in the UK for drink-driving in the UK are as follows:
2) Llandrindod Wells
Although the highest figure for drink-driving convictions has dropped from last year, experts are still warning that it is a problem in the UK and with Christmas coming up, these figures are likely to increase.
Mark Hanson, Marketing Director from insurance providers, RIAS commented:
“Despite extensive campaigns from the government and other organisations highlighting the dangers of drink driving, there are a large number of people still prepared to take the risk. Drivers of all ages are taking a risk every time they drink and then get behind the wheel of their car.”
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