That time of year is fast approaching – while it might seem convenient to dive behind the wheel after a couple of drinks at the pub, the results of drinking and driving could be devastating.
Being in charge of a vehicle while above the legal limit or unfit through drink may result in 3 months’ imprisonment, up to a £2,500 fine or possibly even a driving ban. Furthermore, drink driving puts not only your life but the lives of others at risk, and could easily result in fatalities. Remember that drinking affects your ability to react as quickly and sensibly as you would when sober. Your brain takes longer to receive messages from the eye; processing information becomes more difficult; you may also experience blurred and/or double vision, which affects your ability to see properly while driving.
The amount of alcohol you would have consumed to be considered over the limit depends on things such as your weight, age, sex and metabolism. Obviously it also depends on the type and amount of alcohol you’ve been drinking, whether you’ve recently eaten, and your stress levels.
Always be rational and THINK before getting behind the wheel of your car. Do you really need to drive, or could you not walk, get a lift from someone who is sober or make use of public transport? By being sensible, you can relax, look forward to and enjoy the festive period!
Safe driving from Britannia!