Did you Know & Drink & Drugs

Did you Know

Most young drivers are safe, considerate, and attentive, but 17–25-year-olds are still much more at risk of being in a serious collision than other roads users, particularly during the first year after passing their test.

40% of all killed or seriously injured passengers were being driven at night by a newly qualified young driver.

Research has shown that young adult’s judgement and decision making does not fully develop until around the age of 25 – so young adults tend to take more risks and allow themselves to be influenced by others around them.

Top Tips

• Ask your driver instructor if they will offer further lessons for newly qualified drivers – your insurance could go down.

• Ask an experienced driver you trust to accompany you on practice runs such as country roads, motorway driving and night driving.

• Practice regular routes in different conditions.


Drink & Drug Driving

Glasses of Alcohol


The legal limit is not measured in units, bottles, pints, or glasses. You may think you can drink two units and still drive, but this is not true – the only way to know you are under the limit is to not drink if you are driving.

Even a small amount of alcohol can have a serious effect on driving ability – it affects judgement, co-ordination, and reaction times.

Plan for nights out – book taxis or nominate a driver who will not be drinking at all.

The Police now have the power to arrest drivers by the roadside if they suspect that a driver might be impaired through illegal or prescription drugs. They do know the signs to look for.

If convicted or drink or drug driving, the penalties can result in a £5,000 fine, 6 months in Prison and a twelve-month driving ban.


Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today