We are all aware of the increase in the ‘don’t drink and drive’ campaigns during the run-up to Christmas but raising awareness of the dangers of drink driving shouldn’t be limited to the festive period.
The onset of summer, with its warmer weather, garden BBQs, lunchtime tipples and long, lazy weekends with friends makes it perfect for socialising – and perhaps not without a drink or two.
Mike and I are not huge drinkers but still enjoy a sip or two now and then. One firm and fast rule we have always stuck to is that we never, ever get behind the wheel after we have had a drink.
Not even one.
Contrary to popular belief, the drink drive limit is not determined by the number of units you have consumed but how many micrograms of alcohol to 100 millilitres of breath, or how many milligrams of alcohol to 100mls of blood or urine your body contains. Confusing? Just a tad!
So you see, the safest way to be absolutely sure that your driving is up to par is to avoid driving after drinking at all.
Insurance Revolution, the insurance company which specialises in motor insurance for anyone finding it problematic to get insured (such as those with convictions, for couriers or even those with bad credit in some cases), has created this handy calculator which illustrates how easily your tipple or two can soon see you over the limit.
Simply enter the information such as your age, gender, height, weight, the amount of time you’ve been drinking for, the number of drinks you have consumed and the types of drinks you have had. The calculator will then tell you whether you would be over the limit or not. Try it for yourself and you might be surprised by the results:
Do bear in mind that the drink drive calculator should be used for informational purposes only and should not be used to make a decision on whether or not you should drive after having a drink or not. As stated earlier, the most responsible thing to do is to ensure you do not drive at all after having a drink.
Not even one.
*A collaborative post*