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Merry Christmas

You can be over the limit to drive on less alcohol than you may think. If you're out celebrating over the festive period, don't drink if you're driving.

Be safe, avoid alcohol before you drive

The legal limit for driving is 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. However, it's very difficult to judge when you've reached that limit.

Alcohol affects each person differently. Many factors will influence the level of alcohol in your blood, such as age, weight, how quickly your body breaks down chemicals, type of drink, the speed of drinking and the amount that you've eaten.

Even a small amount of alcohol can affect your driving in a number of ways, including:

  • slower reactions
  • increased stopping distance
  • poorer judgment of speed and distance
  • a reduced field of vision

Alcohol can also make you feel overconfident. This may make you more likely to take risks when driving, creating dangerous situations for yourself and other people on the road.

 

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