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Drink drive offenders struggle to find car insurance

Drink drive offenders struggle to find car insurance

Those convicted of drink driving find it hard, if not impossible to secure car insurance following their conviction for the offence. This warning was issued to coincide with the launch of the Government’s annual drink drive campaign to advise people of the dangers of driving after a couple of drinks at a Christmas party. Car insurance experts have reported that some drink drivers have been unable to secure car insurance for up to seven years after committing the offence, as some insurers deem these types of drivers as extremely high risk, and simply won’t take the chance of insuring them. Those who do manage to secure car insurance following a drink drive conviction are always hit with high premiums, with no chance of finding a cheap deal on cover. The Government’s drink drive campaign THINK! was launched last week. In order to encourage groups of friends of colleagues heading out on the town to celebrate the Christmas period to not be tempted to drink drive, the government has teamed up with Coca Cola to offer designated drivers free soft drinks at 8,000 participating venues across the UK. As the Christmas party season arrives and many of us are invited to various works dos and social events, the warning from both the police and car insurance companies is to keep safe, and not risk getting behind the wheel after alcohol.

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