The primary mission of Drinkdriving.org is to raise public awareness about the dangers and possible consequences of drinking and driving for all those involved. We aim to provide not only a source of information but an online community where people who have been affected by drinking and driving, or who have a keen interest in the subject, can come, share ideas and help and support one another.
Drinking and driving ruins people’s lives and we want to help ALL people who have been affected by drinking and driving in any way imaginable in any way we possibly can. This not only includes innocent victims and their families, but actual drink drivers themselves.
We DO NOT support or condone the act of drinking alcohol and then driving, however, we do realise that in many drink driving cases, the only people affected (thankfully) are the drink drivers themselves, many of which are otherwise law abiding citizens who find themselves in a difficult and stressful situation that is completely alien to them.
Drinkdriving.org does not seek to punish or alienate those people who have made an unfortunate and potentially dangerous choice by deciding to drive after consuming alcohol. Rather we aim to inform, empower, help, support and educate people in the hope they will make better decisions in the future.
If you would like more information or think you can help us with our mission in some way please contact us below.
Drinkdriving.org is a trading style of DFT Media Limited who are a limited company registered in England and Wales (Company No. 7976649). Registered office address: 37 Gillfoot Road, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2QD.
Drink Driving Consequences are Severe
Here is what you can expect when convicted of drink driving:
- A criminal record
- A minimum 12 months driving ban or minimum 3 year ban if you have a previous relevant drink driving conviction within the past 10 years
- The possibility of a short spell in prison (up to 6 months)
- The possibility of receiving a community order (this can include: unpaid work, curfew and/or supervision orders)
- The possibility of a hefty (unlimited) fine
- Your car insurance premiums will usually be higher once you get your driving licence back for a minimum period of 5 years after a drink driving related conviction
- A drink driving (DR10) driving licence endorsement that will remain on your driving licence for a period of 11 years from the date of conviction
- The possibility of losing your job and all the financial worries and difficulties resulting from a loss of income
- Increased difficulty in finding employment as a result of having a criminal conviction for drinking and driving
- Your lifestyle could change drastically, you will lose the independence and freedom that being allowed to legally drive a motor vehicle can provide
- You may find you have difficulty travelling to certain foreign countries and obtaining a visa. The United States is notoriously strict when considering certain criminal convictions. You can find more information on travelling to the USA and obtaining a visa after a drink driving conviction here