YOUNG drivers are more than twice as likely to take a gamble on getting caught for drink-driving than their parents.
A survey by motorway service operator Moto has shown young people have a blasé attitude to law-breaking on the road.
They quizzed 1,000 drivers under 25 and a further 1,000 aged over 45. Almost half the under 25s said they had knowingly driven over the limit, while only one in five of the over 45s made the same admission.
More than 12% of young men said they regularly drove while drunk and a further 28% said they did so now and then. Fewer than 2% of men aged 45 were regular drink-drivers with a further 20% saying they did so occasionally.
Moto managing director Brian Lotts said: "We were amazed by some of these results.
"We thought the younger generation of drivers who have grown up in the breathalyser years would have been firmly against drink-driving."
He called on the Government to have more anti-drink-driving campaigns all year round.
"Otherwise we are in danger of raising a generation of drivers that is completely blasé about the dangers of drinking and driving," he said.