Driving is a privilege that many of us enjoy. Consuming alcoholic beverages is also something that many adults take part in. However, these two activities do not go together and should never be combined. If you are driving, don’t drink! And if you are drinking, don’t drive!
In 2013, an estimated 1.16 million people were arrested for driving under the influence, and over 10,000 people died as a result of substance-impaired driving crashes. While recent trends indicate that alcohol-impaired driving is declining, a growing body of evidence suggests driving under the influence of other drugs is becoming an increasing threat to motorists on the road.
“Driving under the influence is the crime or offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by a doctor), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely.”
Traffic collisions are predominantly caused by driving under the influence for people in Europe between the age of 15 and 29, it is one of the main causes of mortality. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alcohol-related collisions cause approximately £37 billion in damages annually. Every 51 minutes someone dies from an alcohol-related collision – which is quite a sobering statistic.
At Barrowford MOT we are able to help you in the instance of a collision. We have a team of recovery specialists who will collect your vehicle at short notice and bring it back to the garage to be stored safely. Although we don’t have bodyshop facilities, we can recommend you the best bodyshops locally and help speed up the repairs process.
For any minor bumps on the road, you can bring your car down to Barrowford MOT at any time where one of our mechanics will take a good look over the car and make sure that it is still roadworthy and safe for you to drive away in.
Call us today if you have any questions on 01282 696351.