Britain’s worst drink driving areas revealed – plus the most likely people to do it

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WITH the Queen's Jubilee weekend nearly here, experts are predicting an increase on drink driving on our roads.

A new study has revealed where drink driving is most likely.

Conducted by The Compensation Experts, it looked at five years worth of government data to determine the drink driving hotspots.

The results are shown as the number of accidents per 100,000 people in each region.

People in the West Midlands are the biggest culprits when it comes to getting behind the wheel after drinks.

The region’s total of 89.48 accidents per 100,000 capita puts it a full 32 accidents higher than the South East, its nearest accidents rival.

The rest of the top 10 is made up of the East Midlands, the East of England, the South West, Yorkshire and Humberside, Wales, the North West, the North East and London.

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And while you might expect younger members of society to be responsible for committing drink driving offences, it isn’t actually the case

Shockingly, it’s the 60-69-year-olds age group who most commonly drink and drive. That’s 2.3% higher than 25-29-year-olds.

When it comes to the gender distinctions, it’s males that are statistically more likely to get behind the wheel after drinking.

On average, men are involved in 4,534 drink driving accidents per year compared to just 1,186 for women.  

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The Compensation Experts also gave their tips on staying vigilant against drunk drivers.

For pedestrians these include not relying on others, making sure to look and listen when near roads and considering your own alcohol levels.

A spokesperson at The Compensation Experts said: “With an alarming number of drink driving accidents happening in cities up and down the country each year, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you stay safe, sober and vigilant when on the roads”.

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