Drink, Drive - Don't do it!
Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to
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
Each person's tolerance to alcohol depends on a range of factors
- 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
- 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
- Face exceptionally high insurance costs once you get your
- 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.