82% of Irish drivers expecting to have a drink over Christmas period

82 percent of Irish drivers are expecting to drink over the Christmas period.

New research from Allianz also shows around a third aren’t aware of the stricter drink driving laws which came into effect recently.

It means anyone caught driving over the limit will face an automatic ban and 3 penalty points. A third of people are expecting to drive more than normal over the festive period – with visits to friends and family and going to parties some of the top reasons.