A drink-driving conviction will ‘seriously impact’ your insurance premium

A spokesman for Norwich Union has warned that a drink driving conviction will "seriously impact" your insurance premium.

Eric Nelson said: "As a reminder, if a motorist fails to declare their convictions they risk their motor insurance policy becoming void in the event of a claim.

"Honesty is always the best policy!"

Recent research conducted by Confused.com found that 2.3 million men were convicted of driving offences in 2007 compared to 920,000 women.

Speeding was the cause of 73 per cent of male offences and 84 per cent of female convictions.

Around the same time an AA survey discovered that the average car insurance premium had risen by around six per cent in the past year to £682.

Mr Nelson believes that the safe and responsible option is "to not drink at all".

He advised: "If you want a drink, consider taking a taxi or public transport, or having a designated driver if you are out with friends."

Ignoring his counsel could prove costly for drivers.

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