Professor Green, Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton, Kiefer Sutherland and Lindsay Lohan, what’s the connection? They’ve all been busted for drink driving – they are all in a growing list of celebrity drunk drivers writes the Book Your Theory Test Today blogger. Rapper Professor Green became the latest celebrity to be shamed for drink driving offences; leading us at Book Your Theory Test Today to ask the question, what kind of precedent does this set for aspiring young motorists? Most aspiring motorists about to take their UK theory test or practical driving exam are within the 17-24 age group. At this age youngsters no doubt idolise a celebrity, someone that inspires them and unfortunately some of those celebrities end up being charged with drink driving offences and become a statistic on the celebrity drunk drivers list.
Professor Green Joins The Celebrity Drunk Drivers List
Rapper Professor Green recently joined the list of celebrity icons busted for driving whilst under the influence of booze. Now, with more and more youngsters falling foul of the binge drinking culture and getting behind the wheel of a car, Book Your Theory Test Today asks is there a connection between celebrity drink driving offences and the growing number of young drivers committing similar offences? Whilst celebrities may not be directly responsible, their behaviour can be influential towards impressionable young motorists. The Book Your Theory Test Today blogger says: “Some young motorists, especially the male contingent, have a reputation to preserve and view being arrested for drinking driving offences as a badge of honour and something that will impress their peers.” “Personally, shortly after passing my own test I can remember the pressure of being the designated driver on a night out, with everything around me potentially being a temptation. The only way to avoid it was to not put myself in that situation. I would advise friends that we would be taking a taxi to and from our destination on a night out, or there was no night out.” Many young people look up to celebrities and revere them, often leading them to imitate their behaviour. Celebrity culture is such a part of the lives of young people and when celebrities are charged with drink driving offences the justice system does little to help. Due to their status, the vast wealth they have and the high priced lawyers celebrity drunk drivers can call upon, celebrities very rarely serve jail time for drink driving offences. They’re often slapped on the wrist, let off with a caution and told to go to rehab. There’s no deterrent for celebrity drunk drivers and unfortunately this puts the average young motorist in a situation where they think they can get away with it too. The reality is though that the average young motorist doesn't have the status or the money to escape severe punishment. Furthermore, fatal incidents involving young drivers, under the influence of alcohol, are becoming more commonplace. The Book Your Theory Test Today blogger concludes that the behaviour of celebrity drunk drivers behind the wheel influences some impressionable young motorists who wish to imitate such behaviour. Perhaps it’s time to re-consider the way in which celebrity drink driving offences are dealt with in order to improve the habits of our young motorists. Book Your Theory Test Today offers an intermediary service assisting clients with booking a UK theory test, or practical test, at test centres across the nation. The service also supplies resources to help you prepare for your theory test – Ready to take your theory test? Book your theory test online today… When celebrity drunk drivers hit the headlines: – http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/justin%20bieber%20arrested http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26540378 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-452756/Farewell-star-Paris-Hilton-faces-jail-drink-driving.html