Drinking and Driving

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THINK! is a Road safety campaign

https://www.think.gov.uk/

It is run by the Department of Transport. Some of their information is available below.

Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. You risk a fine, a minimum 12-month driving ban, up to 6 months in prison and a criminal record. By drinking and driving you are putting yours, your passengers and others' on the road life at risk.

BEWARE THE MORNING AFTER
You can still be over the legal limit many hours after your last drink, even if it’s the ‘morning after’. Sleep, coffee and cold showers don’t help get the alcohol out of your system – it takes time.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR DRINK DRIVING 
“I can handle my drink.” – Alcohol affects everybody’s driving negatively. It creates a feeling of overconfidence, makes judging distance and speed more difficult and slows your reactions so it takes longer to stop.

“I’m only going down the road.” – A large proportion of drink drive crashes occur within three miles of the start of the journey.

 

IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO DRINK ALCOHOL, PLAN HOW TO GET HOME WITHOUT DRIVING

Options include agreeing on a designated driver, saving a taxi number to your phone, or finding out about public transport routes and times before you go out.

DON’T OFFER AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK TO SOMEONE DRIVING & DON’T ACCEPT A LIFT FROM A DRIVER WHO HAS BEEN DRINKING

 

 

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