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Be aware of the the dangers of drink driving this Christmas. What are the limits? 21/12/16


Drinking any amount of alcohol and then driving seriously affects your judgement and your ability to drive safely.

In England and Wales you MUST NOT drive with a breath alcohol level higher than 35 microgrammes/100 millilitres of breath or a blood alcohol level of more than 80 milligrammes/100 millilitres of blood.

In Scotland the legal limits are lower. You MUST NOT drive with a breath alcohol level higher than 22 microgrammes/100 millilitres of breath or a blood alcohol level of more than 50 milligrammes/100 millilitres of blood.

Alcohol will: -

  • give you a false sense of confidence

  • reduce your co-ordination and slow down reactions

  • affect judgement of speed, distance and risk

  • reduce your driving ability, even if you’re below the legal limit

  • take time to leave your body; you may be unfit to drive in the evening after drinking at lunchtime, or in the morning after drinking the previous evening.

The best solution is not to drink at all when planning to drive because any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive safely.

If you are going to drink, arrange another means of transport or arrange for a non-drinking person to drive you to your destination and back. Also never drive under the influence of drugs.

Remember, if you drink and drive you could end up injuring yourself, your friends or other road users.

If you get caught over the limit, you will face a ban, a fine and possibly even a prison sentence.

NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE - ITS NOT WORTH THE RISK.


All content is believed to be correct at the time of publication.
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