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BOOZE TO BLAME Britain’s worst drink driving spots revealed – plus the most likely people to do it

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WITH the Queen’s Jubilee weekend almost here, experts are predicting an increase in drink driving on our roads.

A new study has revealed where drunk driving is most likely.

Led by The Compensation Experts, five years of government data were examined to identify drink-driving hotspots.

The results are presented as the number of accidents per 100,000 inhabitants in each region.

People in the West Midlands are the biggest offenders when it comes to getting behind the wheel after a drink.

With a total of 89.48 accidents per 100,000 people, the region ranks a full 32 accidents higher than the Southeast, its closest rival in terms of accidents.

The rest of the top 10 is made up of the East Midlands, East of England, South West, Yorkshire and Humberside, Wales, North West, North East and London.

And while you might expect younger members of society to be responsible for committing drunken offenses, this is not the case

Shockingly, it is the 60-69 age group who drink and drive the most. That is 2.3% more than among 25 to 29 year olds.

As for gender differences, statistically men are more likely to drive after drinking.

On average, men are involved in 4,534 drink-driving accidents a year, compared to just 1,186 for women.

The Compensation Experts also shared their tips on being wary of drunk drivers.

For pedestrians, this includes not relying on others, looking and listening carefully when near roads, and being mindful of your alcohol level.

A spokesman for The Compensation Experts said: “With the alarming number of drink-driving accidents happening each year in cities across the country, making sure you stay safe, sober and alert on the road is more important than ever .”

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