Did you know that drink driving is a factor in around 33% of all deaths on Irish roads? Over 80% of drivers see drink driving as a shameful act, but many continue to still take the risk. You aren’t just risking getting caught, you’re risking your own life, as well as innocent people around you.
This infographic showcases drink driving in Ireland hard facts, prosecutions stats and explains the potential consequences of a conviction.
According to the infographic, drink driving is a factor in around 33% of all deaths on Irish roads. Over a 12-month period, 10% of drivers admitted to consuming alcohol before driving.
The disqualification period from driving ranges from 3 months to 6 years depending on the amount of alcohol in system and whether it is a first or subsequent offense. The maximum penalty for drink driving is €5,000 and 6 months in prison or both.
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