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Don't Drink and Drive Facts and Advice

Don’t Drink and Drive Facts and Advice

Drink Driving Facts & Advice


1000 UK reported road casualties happened with a drunk driver.
50 people were killed in drink driving accidents.

The UK Limits

80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood
35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath
107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine

Volume to Stay Under the Limit Dependent On

- weight
- gender (men normally process alcohol faster than women)
- metabolism
- current stress levels
- eaten recently
- age (younger people normally process alcohol more slowly)

Punishment if Convicted

Banned from driving for at least 12 months
Fine up to £5,000
Could be sent to prison for up to 6 months
More than 1 conviction in 10 years – At least a 3 year ban

Best Practice

Arrange a designated driver.
Use public transport
Always keep couple of taxi numbers.
Drink zero alcohol beers, mocktails or standard soft drinks.

Don’t Drink and Drive!


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