With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching young drivers are encouraged to avoid driving around this time – even if they’re not drinking. Does that sound strange? It shouldn’t – did you know that many people, in spite of warnings of the dangers of drink driving, believe themselves competent to take to the road. Unfortunately this puts a lot of people at risk – both pedestrians and other motorists.
By not driving the young driver is helping to reduce the risk of being involved in an accident, especially with other drivers who may have drank too much.
We could skirt around this issue but let’s face it - apart from the risk of being involved in a car accident there is also the risk to the young driver’s car insurance and no claims bonus (NCB).
If you’re a young driver then the question to ask yourself is – “can I really afford to risk my car, my young driver insurance, my NCB as well as my life and potentially anyone in the car with me?”
Part of being a good driver is recognising when and when not to drive – New Year’s Eve is probably one of those nights you should avoid it… go out and have fun with your mates instead!
Have a Happy and Safe New Year!
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