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Do you know how to stop a potential drink driver?
New resource launched to help combat a growing problem.

We all know drink driving is an issue over the festive season, and in a bid to help combat the problem, Jennings Motor Group has launched a useful resource to help people understand what they are legally able to do, to stop someone they believe is about to drink and drive:

Dale Gillespie, digital marketing manager at Jennings Motor Group, said:

The issue around drink driving around the festive period is covered every year; however, the shocking statistics make it all the more real. We want to ensure you know exactly how much this problem is affecting the whole of the UK.

We wanted to create a useful resource for people to get a full understanding of what they are legally allowed to do when they are faced with a drink driver, or someone who is going to get into their vehicle after a few drinks.

If you are in this situation yourself, please remember to find a designated driver, leave your keys at home, or book a taxi. The money spent on that journey is drastically minute in comparison to how negatively your life could change being involved in a drink driving accident.

Included in the resource is the statistics of an FOI request from 32 of the 45 police forces around the country, revealing the number of drink driving arrests made between the months of July 2015 and February 2016, a video explaining exactly what you are allowed to do when faced with a potential drink driver, and case studies of real people who have been affected by drink driving in some way.

The study revealed the top 10 locations around the UK with the highest number of December arrests, shown below:

  • Northern Ireland - 308
  • West Midlands - 301
  • Dorset - 269
  • Thames Valley & Hampshire - 258
  • West Mercia - 202
  • Kent - 183
  • South Yorkshire - 174
  • Avon & Somerset - 165
  • Devon & Cornwall - 159
  • Cheshire -148

Below is a league table of the bottom 10 locations around the UK for December drink driving arrests:

  • Gloucestershire: 71
  • Gwent: 68
  • Dyfed-Powys: 67
  • Wiltshire: 65
  • Leicestershire: 64
  • Cleveland: 63
  • Humberside: 60
  • Bedfordshire: 56
  • Cumbria: 36
  • Durham: 25

Below is a league table of the top 6 locations around the UK with the highest increase of drink driving arrests in December than their monthly average:

  • West Mercia: 202 December arrests, 124 monthly average arrests (63% increase)
  • Gwent: 68 December arrests, 45 monthly average arrests (51% increase)
  • Warwickshire: 106 December arrests, 71 monthly average arrests (49% increase)
  • Dyfed-Powys: 67 December arrests, 49 monthly average arrests (36% increase)
  • South Yorkshire: 174 December arrests, 137 monthly average arrests (27% increase)
  • Cheshire: 148 December arrests, 121 monthly average arrests (23% increase)

Company Background

  • Started in 1890 by Septimus Jennings, who repaired bicycles in his garden shed as a hobby
  • One of the first companies to be appointed to sell Ford Motors
  • The partnership began in 1917
  • Jennings Motor Group has been presented with the ‘The Chairman’s Award’ (a prestigious award by Ford), on 20 separate occasions, over the past 20 years.
  • Extremely proud of their heritage and they value honesty and transparency to the highest level
  • Company website :

© Jennings Motor Group  2016

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