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One in five young people gambling with their lives

17 January 2008

Almost one in five young people (18 – 24) got into a car this Christmas believing the driver was over the limit, according to survey data released today (17) by the RAC Foundation.

The online survey of 1000 Facebook users asked participants to say if they had travelled in a car driven by someone they thought was over the drink-drive limit this Christmas.

  • Seventeen per cent of 18 to 24 year olds said yes.
  • Eight per cent of 25 to 49 year olds said yes.
  • Twelve per cent of 13 to 17 year olds said yes.

The RAC Foundation is calling for targeted advertising aimed at persuading passengers not to get into a car if they have any doubts about the driver’s fitness.

Full details here