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Drink-drive risk.

ALMOST one in three drivers are putting lives at risk by driving the morning after a night of heavy drinking, it was revealed today.

A total of 28 per cent of 1,000 drivers admitted the offence in a survey by road safety charity Brake and breakdown service Green Flag Motoring Assistance.

The survey comes after recent Department for Transport figures which show that the number of casualties caused by drinking and driving on UK roads rose from 14,980 in 1993 to 20,140 in 2002.

Brake chief executive Mary Williams said: "It is extremely frightening to know there are drivers on the road putting lives at risk because they simply don't realise that they are still unfit to drive the morning after a heavy night drinking."
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Date:Aug 27, 2004
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