May revealed as the worst month for drink driving

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May revealed as the worst month for drink driving

Substantial levels of people are being pulled over for drink-driving in the month of May – and it’s been revealed that Cambridgeshire has the highest levels of anywhere in England.

Figures obtained by Admiral from a Freedom of Information request show on average fifteen per cent of English drivers test positive or refuse a breathalyser in May – four times as many as in the run up to Christmas.

Cambridgeshire levels are far above this however – with thirty-six per cent stopped in May from 2014 to 2016.

Meanwhile in Northamptonshire the figure is also higher than the national average- with almost twenty-two per cent stopped in May from 2014 to 2016.

It’s believed having two bank holidays – coupled with potentially better weather – makes the month riskier than the festive season.

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