Christmas revellers warned about the morning after

James Baggott

Road safety campaigners are rallying round this Christmas in an attempt to hammer home a vital message: Don't get behind the wheel after a night on the sauce.

The numbers of drivers being caught drink driving after enjoying a festive drink the night before are on the increase.

Research by road safety charity Brake and insurer Direct Line - released in the busiest week for Christmas parties - found a worrying four in 10 motorists admitted driving the morning after drinking excessively. That's up 30 per cent on seven years ago.