Are you
drink driving
The morning
after?

Most people don't realise that alcohol can remain in the blood even after waking up the next day. With Christmas just around the corner, parties and celebrations are on the rise. When you're driving home for Christmas this year, make sure you are sober and safe on the road.

If you're driving in the UK, the legal limit is 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath

There's no way of saying how much you can drink before you reach the limit

The amount you can
handle depends on a number of
variables.

On average, you break down one unit of alcohol per hour,
but it all depends on:

(Click to find out more)

What this means is that you could still be over the limit the day after your Christmas party - even if you think you're OK.

This timeline illustrates the risks. One party, twin brothers.

They're identical in every respect - height and weight included - except for how their nights play out. Clever Clyde has a steady one, while Irresponsible Rob stays drinking all night. See how the story unfolds.

Start

Well Hello, I'm clever Clyde

Hi there, i'm Irresponsible Rob

  • Get the party started!
  • 8PM
  • Get the party started!
  • Beer

    1 x 5% Beer = 3 Units

  • Shots

    0 Shots

  • Total

    3 Units

×
  • Beer

    1 x 5% Beer = 3 units

  • Shots

    0 units

  • Total

    3 Units

×
  • Still Partying
  • 9PM - 12AM
  • Still Partying
  • Beer

    3 x 5% Beer = 9 units

  • Shots

    0 units

  • Total

    9 Units

×
  • Beer

    3 x 5% Beer = 9 units

  • Shots

    2 units

  • Total

    11 Units

×
  • Home time for Clyde
  • 1AM
  • While Rob buys another round
  • Beer

    3 x 5% Beer = 9 units

  • Shots

    0 units

  • Total

    9 Units

×
  • Beer

    3 x 5% Beer = 9 units

  • Shots

    6 x 40% shots = 6 units

  • Total

    15 Units

×
  • Sleeping
  • 2AM
  • One more drink before home time...
  • Beer

    4 x 5% Beer = 12 units

  • Shots

    6 x 40% shots = 6 units

  • Total

    18 Units

×
  • Sleeping
  • 3AM
  • Sleeping
  • Still sleeping
  • 4AM - 7AM
  • Still sleeping
  • Rise and shine! Clyde feels fresh this morning…
  • 7AM - 10AM
  • But Rob's feeling the effects

Clever Clyde

With 6 hours of sleep, Clyde has no units of alcohol left in his system and is feeling good.

×

Irresponsible Rob

7 hours of rest is not enough to work off 18 units of alcohol. Rob is both tired and hungover, with approximately 11 units left in his system.

×
  • Clyde is driving safely, but slightly tired
  • 11AM
  • While Rob is still over the limit, and is breaking the law by driving.

A recent study showed that the average speed for a sober driver is 32.6mph, but this rises to 41.7mph if the driver is hungover.

Clever Clyde

Driving to meet his brother for lunch, the sun is shining on Clever Clyde.

×

Irresponsible Rob

A recent study showed that the average speed for a sober driver is 32.6mph, but this rises to 41.7mph if the driver is hungover.

×

Heavy nights can lead to dangerous driving.

Make sure you drive safely this Christmas.

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