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Confused.com has revealed research showing that 51% of drivers do not know the legal alcohol limit. The research also showed that 31% of drivers are unaware that other factors such as weight, stress levels, gender, whether they have eaten recently and age mean that alcohol can affect individuals differently.

Tragically, 250 people were killed and 1,230 were seriously injured on British roads in 2010 by drivers over the drink drive limit. However, these findings show that just over half of drivers don't know what the UK legal drink drive limit equates to in terms of alcoholic beverage and quantity.

Rebecca Clough, head of campaigns and communication at alcohol education charity Drinkaware, said: "Even small amounts of alcohol can affect your ability to drive. So the only safe advice is to avoid drinking if you are driving. If you are planning to drink when you go out, make alternative arrangements like choosing a 'designated driver' from your group of friends, plan your journey home by public transport or use a licensed taxi. For the facts about alcohol and driving, visit drinkaware.co.uk."

The research also showed that 13% of people have admitted to feeling tipsy when driving and 20% of people would be willing to chance drink driving.

Shockingly, 44% of people know someone who has been caught drink driving. 5% of drivers polled have themselves been caught drink driving and men have been caught more frequently than women.
In addition to the devastating consequences drink driving can have, Confused.com has revealed that a conviction adds up to 42% on a car insurance premium in the first year.

Gareth Kloet, Confused.com's head of car insurance says: "My advice is to not drink at all if driving. Without taking into account the devastating toll paid in terms of injury, death, a driving ban or prison time, a drink-driving offence can cause a driver's premium to increase or prevent them from being able to obtain insurance at all. There is no fool proof way of drinking and staying under the limit. The drink driving limit could be deemed as a myth because alcohol affects everyone very differently.

"If you do decide to drink and drive you are risking your life as well as others. Research shows that even very small amounts of alcohol significantly increase reaction times and therefore your risk of crashing. Take the safe option and either don't drink, or leave the car at home."

Confused.com is reminding drivers a conviction for drink driving also means the cost of your car insurance will increase significantly. To help know your limits whilst driving, the company is encouraging drivers to use their drink driving calculator tool.

ENDS

About:

Confused.com was the UK's first price comparison site for car insurance. Confused.com is one of the UK's biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include student car insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.
Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.

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Turkish Airlines (TK) and Thai Airways (TG) have concluded a Free Sale Codeshare Agreement that allows both airlines to market selected flights using their own code and flight numbers on a free sale basis within the scope of the codeshare agreement.

This allows Turkish Airlines to offer its passengers seamless connections on TG operated flights to Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sidney, Auckland and Kuala Lumpur which are currently offline points in Turkish' network. In addition to the cities previously listed, a similar arrangement will apply to Hong Kong, making it possible for TK passengers to travel between Bangkok and Hong Kong on TK coded flights.

Codeshare Partnership will cover the following routes:

— TK operated flights:
Istanbul – Bangkok v.v

— TG operated flights:
Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur v.v.
Bangkok – Hong Kong v.v.
Bangkok – Brisbane v.v.
Bangkok – Perth v.v
Bangkok – Melbourne v.v
Bangkok – Sidney v.v
Bangkok – Auckland v.v

Commencement of Codeshare Flights are subject to approval by Civil Aviaition Authorities of Relevant Countries.

To view the flight schedules, please visit www.thy.com, call +90 212 444 0849 Call Center or contact with TK sales offices.

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