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Brake reception at the Houses of Parliament

Yes, it's massive. Yes, it's mind-blowing. Yes, it's super fancy.

We don't like to go on about it, but we went to the Houses of Parliament last night. Our road safety charity partner, Brake, was giving their annual reception - a bit of a thank you to all the people who support their work and do so much to help make our roads safer for everyone.

Alongside all the MPs and OBEs, a couple of us ingenie scruffs trotted eagerly along to soak it all up. The road safety minister, Andrew Jones, made a pretty great speech with some as yet unpublished stats about drug driving convictions - very exciting if you're into that kind of thing. (We are.)

Brake road safety reception

2016 numbers so far show 8,500 drug driving convictions - 10 times the number for 2015, when the new drug driving laws were introduced. When all the data has been reviewed, it could even be as much as 12 times the conviction rate of 2015.

The government thinks it convicted 12 times more drink drivers in 2016 than the year before.

It was lovely to be invited to such a jaw-dropping venue and see people recognised for the amazing work they've done in the last year. 2017, LET'S GO!

Check out our partnership with Brake.


Honor Clement-Hayes

By Honor Clement-Hayes

Honor joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of words on the Young Driver's Guide and blog. Her first car is a Peugeot 206 cabriolet, which is a very sensible choice for the British climate. Follow her on .