December 31, 2010

Disastrous Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on Drivers

Drugs and alcohol don’t go with driving. You’ll end up being involved in serious accidents and having to deal with, bereaved families and people carrying injuries for life. There are also a lot of other disastrous effects-going to court, losing your driving licence, higher insurance, and social stigma if you hurt someone else while driving.

The law is constantly changing, with increasing pressure to reduce the legal limit, particularly for younger drivers.

The legal limit for drivers is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. But you can’t tell exactly how much drink that is, because how you deal with the alcohol will depend on a random selection of factors like the type of drink, body weight, and metabolism, gender, age and food consumption.

It’s impossible to work out whether you’re near the limit or just over it. So don’t drink and drive under any circumstances.

Emily Smith of Britannia Driving School said: “Drink or drugs, the law makes no distinction. Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 clearly states: A person who, when driving or attempting to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or a public place, is unfit to drive through drink or drugs is guilty of an offence. It’s that simple”

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