The Christmas period presents a social time of year, whether you’re out with friends, family or colleagues this December, you’ll more than likely be around alcohol as the festive celebrations get under way. But the question is, who’s taking you home after it’s all over?

Suffolk police launched its annual month-long drink and drug-driving campaign on Saturday, December 1, warning those caught flouting the rules that they risk being caught, convicted and banned from the road within 24 hours.

While the drinks have flowed and the enjoyable night draws to a close with friends or colleagues in the lead up to Christmas, when it comes to home time out it’s better not to risk doing the unthinkable.

Alcohol affects everybody’s driving for the worse. It creates a feeling of overconfidence, makes judging distance and speed more difficult and slows your reactions – simply, don’t drink and drive this Christmas!

The advice is to plan ahead of your night out and book a taxi. Cabbies may be more expensive than your other methods of transport but, with safety, security, convenience, comfort and getting you home safe and sound for Christmas all in mind – it’s not the worst bit of money you’ll spend on your festive night on the tiles!

In fact a large proportion of all drink drive crashes occur within three miles of the start of the journey. So, it’s better to be safe than sorry in these instances!

The morning after a mammoth drinking session is also a thought you should consider if you venture out to run errands etc, You could be over the legal limit many hours after your last drink, even if it’s the ‘morning after’. Sleep, coffee and cold showers doesn’t help to sober you up.

After all, nobody wants to end up in a Police car, Ambulance or in the back of a hearse at any point in the year. Eradicate the worst possible outcome and stay safe this Christmas with a local taxi firm in your area. They will get you from A to B safely, at a time when all you have on your mind is the thoughts of home and bed!

Where will you end up this Christmas time? What direction will you take?

However you end up this Christmas after a few alcoholic beverages might be a site for sore eyes. Five Star Auto Salvage, might not be able to help with a hangover cure. But when it comes to your Car’s health we can!

We buy cars of any type and any age. It’s not a problem if you don’t have MOT either or a lengthy list of repairs on your vehicle – we’ll happily take it!

Any vehicle from 1940 – 2018, whether it is roadworthy or not, we want it!

At Five Star Auto Salvage we also provide a motor salvage service based in Ipswich, Suffolk. With over 60 years experience in offering a full car recycling and used parts service, we can offer you a five star service at a five star price. Get a quotation from us today – call us on 01473 657 077!

Five Star Auto Salvage would also like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers for their business over the last year, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and prosperous new year for 2019.