Drink-driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol puts you, your passengers and other people on the road at serious risk of harm. Between 2010 and 2015, there were 36,900 reported drink drive accidents and 1,410 reported deaths caused by drink driving accidents in Britain.

Although there are strict limits on the alcohol limit, it’s important to remember that ANY level of alcohol can slow your reaction time and impair your judgement, making it difficult to drive safely.

Avoid drink-driving

  • If you’re going on a night out, arrange within your group of friends who’s going to be the designated driver. A designated driver is the person who abstains from alcohol on a night out so they can drive the rest of their group of friends home safely.
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, plan your transport in advance – take numbers for taxis or take note of train times.
  • If you are driving, stick to soft drinks, mocktails or zero-alcohol beers

In England and Wales, the alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine.