The morning after the night before

  • Barrowford MOT Centre

Happy New Year to all of our customers past and present!

Last night (New years eve) is usually a big one for most of us! Food and alcohol with love and laughter bringing in the new year. When it comes to road safety, do you know if you will still be over the limit the next morning?We take the view that there is no safe limit of alcohol when driving.

The drink drive limit allows for 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. (In Scotland the legal limit is lower.)

If you are drinking any amount of alcohol on a night out – even one drink – you should leave the car at home and make alternative arrangements – such as getting a bus, taxi, designated driver or get someone to pick you up.

The morning after, what you should do is try to calculate roughly when it will be safe for you to drive after drinking alcohol

So how does it work?..

The ‘hours before driving’ calculation is not based on any drink drive limit – it is the length of time when the alcohol in the drinks you’ve consumed is likely to have passed through your body. This is when we suggest you could be ‘safe to drive’.

How to do it..

Simply add up the drinks you consumed the night before and the calculator will store them and give you a rough calculation of when you will be safe to drive.


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