The number of drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of a car under the influence of alcohol typically spikes in the summer, with more people tempted to have a drink or two at summer barbeques.
Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Drive and Survive head of training Simon Elstow has offered some tips on how to avoid the enticement of booze.
Firstly, do not even bother trying to calculate if you are over the limit or not. Any amount of alcohol may affect you level of fatigue, increasing the likelihood of an accident, so avoid it in the first place.
If you do happen to have a drink at a party of barbeque, never risk driving home. Always walk, take a taxi or get a friend to pick you up.
Remember that you can still be over the limit after a particularly heavy session. Bear this in mind and make alternative travel plans in the morning.
Lastly, never give in to peer pressure, remember your licence is at stake. At the same time, you should never let a friend or family member get behind the wheel if you know they have had too much to drink.
Following these simple rules this summer will prevent you from getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol. This makes the roads safer for everyone and reduces the likelihood of having to make a car insurance claim.