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Over a quarter of Brits drink and drive

Posted by Linda Davidson

More than a quarter of Brits have admitted to drink driving, a poll has revealed to owners of Waeco caravan fridges.

The study, by YouGov on behalf of Admiral Insurance, found that 28 per cent of motorists admit to driving while over the limit, an increase from 24 per cent in 2010.

Some 2,500 motorists were questioned as part of the study, which has raised concerns that the anti-drink driving message is failing to hit home.

Gender has a large impact on driving while over the limit, with 37 per cent of men admitted to doing it compared to just 16 per cent of women.

Worryingly, men were less likely to see a problem with it, with 16 per cent claiming to be safe to drive after three or more drinks compared to just one per cent of women.

"These statistics are a real concern; the number of people who say they have driven while over the limit is up from last year and stands at nearly three out of ten motorists. We just want to highlight these figures and point out why it is never worth the risk," said Sue Longthorn, managing director of Admiral.