Wake up to drink driving 'the morning after'
- After four drinks during an evening, most motorists who drive the next morning will be over the limit
- It can take up to 12 hours to be safe to drive after drinking one bottle of wine.
- It can take up to 12 hours to be safe to drive after drinking four pints of continental lager or ale
- If caught driving over the legal limit the next morning, motorists face the same consequences as if they had been caught the night before
- More than four out of ten pubs now serve 35ml rather than 25ml measures of spirits
- Continental lager or ale has steadily increased in unit strength
Who is drink driving 'the morning after'
- One in three motorists has driven 'the morning after' whilst over the limit
- Half of all young drivers admit to driving in the morning despite excessive drinking the night before
- Half of all male drivers in the UK admit to driving in the last year within two hours of having a drink
Attitudes to drink driving 'the morning after'
- The rise of continental strength drinks has left motorists confused over drink-drive limits
- 15 million motorists underestimate sobering up times
- After drinking four pints of strong lager or ale, males believe it will take seven hours to be completely safe to drive
- 18-29 year old males believe they can drive safely after four hours when they have drunk four pints.
- Many motorists choose to forget their previous night's drinking 'the morning after'
- One in ten drivers correctly identified the length of time (six hours) it would take to be safe to drive after drinking half a bottle of wine