Voided warranty not the only risk for drink-drivers

Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Drink-drivers could be putting their vehicles at risk in a number of ways, including the potential to void the warranty on new cars.

Norfolk Constabulary has warned that drink-drivers are likely to face higher car insurance costs if convicted.

For those with new cars, it is unlikely that a warranty would cover any repair or replacement costs incurred during an accident if the driver were intoxicated.

With heavy fines and possible prison sentences also associated with drink-driving convictions, the reasons to stay alcohol-free this Christmas could be persuasive for anyone expecting to get behind the wheel.

Norfolk Constabulary adds that, in its own jurisdictional area, a relatively small proportion of motorists continue to imbibe before driving.

Of 835 random breath tests performed in the first week of December, the number who tested positive for alcohol was placed at 23.

The campaign is part of a crackdown on alcohol-related offences by Norfolk Constabulary, which has also recently announced a renewed focus on underage drinking.

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