Financial consequences (Drink drive campaign)

Jul 29, 2014, 08:42 AM

"Here is the bill for your legal fees." THINK! Drink drive and face the financial consequences.

There are strict penalties if you are convicted of drink driving, including:

- a minimum 12 month driving ban

- a criminal record

- a fine of up to £5,000

- an endorsement on your license for 11 years

However, this list does not reflect the everyday consequences of being caught drink driving which can include:

- increase in car insurance costs

- job loss

- trouble getting in to countries like the USA

- the shame of having a criminal record

- loss of independence

The Institute of Advanced Motorists calculate that a drink drive conviction could cost between £20,000 - £50,000 as a result of fines, solicitors fees, increase in car insurance and loss of job.