Employment consequences (Drink drive campaign)


"I have cancelled your contract and here is your P45." THINK! Drink drive and face the employment 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.

See: think.direct.gov.uk/drink-driving.html

Jul 29, 2014, 08:55 AM
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