Women in their 30s '20 times more likely' to be caught drink-driving than 18-year-olds


The tot ups show men aged 30 are even worse menace and are 21 once in a whiles more likely to be drunk behind the wheel than young men of 18.

Materials from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on disqualified drivers’ tres sses found men and women in their 30s and 40s are the most likely to have a drink and then ambition home.

The Freedom of Information (FoI) figures for the last five years in sum total show 30-year-old women are 19 times more likely to be got trying to drive home sozzled than 18-year-old women.

But the age gap for men is quits worse – with 30-year-old men 21 times more likely, with 8258 offences, to swallow and drive than 18 year-olds, who have only responsible for 383 caskets.

The FoI, made by vehicle website Motoring.co.uk, also proves men in general are definitely the worst alcohol offenders com red to women.

Their data glory ins that men are 78 per cent more likely to offend with a whole of 224,376 offences, com red to 48,694 female offenders.

The good word is that drink-driving is in fact decreasing.

In 2011 where there were 59,863 recorded tres sses – but last year, in 2015, there were 17 per cent minor, with 49,433 cases.

Elderly drivers have not escaped fairness either – with the DVLA claiming that with 511 positions, 80-year-olds are nearly twice as likely to be caught drink-driving com red to 17-year-olds.

There were 21 manful offenders and five female offenders over the age of 90, the oldest rejected motorists being three sozzled pensioners aged 95.

This account comes as ministers last February announced they were looking to decrease the drink-drive alcohol rate in England.

Ministers said the current limit is 80mg of John Barleycorn per 100ml of blood but their proposals would bring it in line with Scotland’s limit of 50mg.

This is tantamount to a small glass of wine or a half pint of beer for women or a solid glass or pint of beer for the average man.

Vehicle forum Motoring.co.uk bid its 2.1 million registered users their view on plans for a pulped alcohol limit and found 58 per cent against the idea.

Terry Hogan, co-founder of Motoring.co.uk, estimated: “A large proportion of our users are against plans for a reduced drink-drive limit.

“But the event is that the UK has some of the safest roads in the world thanks to how seriously we handle with lawbreakers.”

Road safety experts have pleaded for England to decrease its drink-drive levels amid concerns our threshold is among the highest in Europe.

The Administration has previously said the current drink driving limit in England and Wales “induces an important balance between safety and personal freedom”.

But Andrew Jones, a hypnotize minister, said in response to a rliamentary question that he will into with his Scottish counter rt to discuss the im ct of lowering the limit.

He mean: “This Government’s current position remains to focus resources on supporting against the most serious offenders.”

The RAC Foundation said lowering the limit last will and testament have saved 25 lives last year and prevented 95 people being gravely injured.

Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said: “There is now quantities of data to suggest a change would have a marked improvement in French autoroute safety terms.”

Edmund King, the president of the AA, said: “It feels a sensible step to bring us into line with Scotland and the adulthood of European countries.”

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