Drink, Drive - Don't do it!

Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive.Breath Test Small

Although there is a legal limit for alcohol when driving, there is no foolproof way of drinking and staying under the limit or of knowing how much an individual person can drink and still drive safely.

 

Each person's tolerance to alcohol depends on a range of factors including:

  • weight
  • gender
  • age
  • metabolism
  • current stress levels
  • whether they have eaten recently
  • amount of alcohol consumed

 

So, the only safe option is not to drink alcohol if you plan to drive, and never offer an alcoholic drink to someone else who is intending to drive.

 

The morning after the night before

If you’ve been out drinking you may still be affected by alcohol the next day. Even though you may feel ok when you get up, you may be over the legal alcohol limit or unfit to drive and could lose your licence. A shower, cup of coffee or any other ways of ‘sobering up’ will not help, it just takes time.

 

Do you know the consequences if caught drink/drug driving?

If you are convicted for a drink drive offence you will:Drink Drive Breath Test

  • Have a criminal record
  • Lose your licence
  • You may go to prison
  • You may have to pay a fine
  • Have difficulty hiring a car within ten years of your conviction

 

Other consequences:

  • Face exceptionally high insurance costs once you get your licence back
  • You may lose your job
  • Legal expenses
  • Loss of personal transport and increased travel expenses

 

If someone is injured or killed as a result of your drink driving you will have to live with your conscience for many years to come.

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