Substantial levels of Essex residents are being pulled over for drink-driving in May.
It’s been revealed that this month is actually more dangerous than December.
Figures obtained by Admiral from a Freedom of Information request show on average fifteen per cent of English drivers test positive or refuse a breathalyser in May – four times as many as in the run up to Christmas.
Essex levels are around this amount – with fourteen-point-three per cent in May from 2014 to 2016.
It’s believed having two bank holidays – coupled with potentially better weather – makes the month riskier than the festive season.