As we speed into the festive season motorists need to be more conscious than ever of safe driving. Motoring offences are historically prevalent over Christmas, with one in five motorists admitting that there is a good chance they will get behind the wheel after having a drink this December. Finding yourself on the wrong side of the law can bring your family’s festivities to an abrupt halt.
To avoid unnecessary stress this Christmas we’ve put together a list of our top tips for safe driving and staying on the right side of the law:
Take one for the team
If you know you’ve got a couple of Christmas events to look forward to why not choose one or two where you can skip the alcohol and be the nominated driver. You can divvy out responsibility across the season with your partner or a friend, that way everyone gets a chance to be merry.
Leave your car keys at home
Meeting your friends down your local for a couple of drinks? Leave your car keys at home so that you won’t be tempted to drive. After all, a bit of exercise might balance out all those mince pies.
Preorder a taxi
Plan ahead and book a taxi. Once you know you’ve got your ride home from your festive night out sorted, you can let your hair down and enjoy your eggnog without a worry.
Contact the experts
If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law it is crucial that you contact road traffic law experts immediately to achieve the best outcome. Edward Hayes has a dedicated Road Traffic Department with an experienced team of road traffic law solicitors, who specialise in all aspects of road traffic law across the country.
Contact Edward Hayes on 01243 781431 for the Chichester office or 020 7353 0011 for London. Alternatively, visit the Edward Hayes contact page for details of our other offices around the country.