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Summer 'increases drink-driving'

Motorists are more likely to drink and drive in the summer, new research has found.

Over half of those who admitted driving over the limit to the study by confused.com said that they did so in June, July or August.

These findings come as the Department of Transport released its final drink-driving statistics for 2012, revealing that 230 people were killed.

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Half of motorists 'tempted to drink-drive'

51% of drivers believe there is more temptation to drink alcohol during the summer months, a survey by confused.com has revealed.

The research also found:

  • 28% admitted driving while over the limit, but only 8% of those had been caught.
  • 54% of those who confessed they had drunk-drive said they did so in June, July or August.
  • 32% have been the passenger of a drunk driver.
  • 31% said they find it more sociable to drink in the summer.

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