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By: Daniel Storey

Between 2015 and 2016, there was a 20% rise in deaths from drink-driving in the United Kingdom, and initial figures suggest that the number rose even further in 2017. In 2016, the last year for which official statistics are available, 9,050 people were killed or injured by a driver who was over the legal alcohol limit. One point on which all studies agree: the problem is getting worse.

That information suggests two things: the punitive penalties for drink-driving are not enough to dissuade people from committing the crime, and the crime itself is still not judged harshly enough by society as whole. “I’ll just have one more”, “It’s a five-minute drive”, “I know the journey like the back of my hand”; these are all excuses that have become normalised. The insinuation that you are highly unlikely to cause an accident is approaching victim-blaming.

The other classic drink-driving excuse is “I was only ...
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