Recent research carried out by the organisation found that over 1 in 8 motorists have driven while over the legal blood-alcohol limit in the past two years.
In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of almost 4,000 Irish motorists, 5.69% of respondents said that within the past two years they had gotten behind of the wheel while over the blood-alcohol limit on one occasion.
Meanwhile, a further 5.90% admitted to drink-driving on up to 5 occasions, with 1.15% admitting to doing so on more than 5 occasions in the past two years.
The survey found that male drivers were slightly more likely to have driven while over the legal limit in the past two years, with 13.44% of male respondents admitting to doing so on at least one occasion compared to 11.92% of female drivers.
Source: The Irish Examiner, 02/12/18