Research carried out by Moneysupermarket.com has put Hereford second in the top ten worst places for drink or drug related driving offences in the UK.
The top ten towns with the highest amount of offences are:
The top ten towns with the lowest amount of offences are:
- East London
- North London
- West London
- North West London
- South East London
Hereford has been ranked the second worst town for drink driving offences in the UK, according to MoneySupermarket.
For every 1000th car insurance quotation processed by MoneySupermarket, the rate of drink driving offences in Hereford is 7.3 - just 0.9 off the highest ranked town, Harrogate.
Of the 3.4 million recorded offences on drivers' insurance quotations, 147,000 (4.3%) were for drink or drug-related convictions.
The legal limit of alcohol in the body is:
- 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath
- 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood
- 107 milligrams per 100 millitres of urine
A survey out today by the AA has revealed that 3% of motorists admitted to festive drink-driving in the last five years.
1% of the 22,000 drivers surveyed owned up to offending in the last year.
The study also found that 20% of motorists have taken a risk by drink driving at Christmas in the last 20 years.
Hereford is in the top ten of drink drive hot spots in the UK.