Justin Madders

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MP warns drivers of the costs of drink driving

As the festive season gets underway, Justin Madders MP is urging drivers in Ellesmere Port and Neston to avoid drink and drug driving, as new data shows that 1.40 of every 1,000 drivers in Ellesmere Port and Neston have a drink or drug driving conviction.

MoneySuperMarket analysed 11 million car insurance quotes run over the last 12 months. It found the Cheshire town of Crewe (1.74 per 1,000) has the highest proportion of motorists with offences for drink and drug driving, while Central London drivers have the lowest proportion.

Justin said:

“There are serious consequences for those caught for drink or drug driving, including up to six months’ jail time, a driving ban of at least a year and a fine of up to £5,000. Even after a punishment has been served, a conviction will sit on your licence for 11 years and you’ll have to declare the offence when you apply for car insurance for five years.

“An intoxicated driver puts the lives of others at risk, whether they are drivers, pedestrians or passengers in their own car. This research has revealed the full financial cost of a conviction, and provides yet another reason why drivers should avoid drink and drug driving. I urge my constituents to take care and keep themselves, their communities and their loved ones safe this festive season”.

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