Wednesday 28 December 2016

Are you safe to drive the 'Morning After"?

According to the Department of Transport's THINK! campaign, you could 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 to sober you up - time is the only way to get alcohol out of your system.

two glasses alcohol cheers clinkIt takes a lot longer than most people think for alcohol to pass through the body.
On average it takes around one hour per unit of alcohol, though this can vary depending on a number of factors.

Because of this, there is a real risk that people who would not dream of driving after drinking may still be unwittingly over the drink drive limit the morning after.

This includes people going about everyday activities such as driving to work, doing the school run, popping to the shops or going to see friends.

According to THINK! approximately 5,500 people fail a breath test in the morning each year.

If you are planning to drink alcohol, plan how to get home without driving.
  • Agree on a designated driver
  • Save a taxi number to your phone
  • Download an Uber app
  • Find ou about public transport routes and running times before you go out
For more information visit the following links:

The Good Garage Scheme would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year, with thanks THINK! for sharing this advice and information.

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