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Don’t Drink and Drive This Christmas

With Christmas party’s happening and the festive season in full swing, many of us like to enjoy a tipple or two! However the risk of driving home or the day after a few drinks can have consequences enough to ruin more than just Christmas. Take a look below at information on how to stay safe during the festive season:

Do not Drink and DriveWhat is the drink drive limit?

Within the UK there are very strict rules regarding what is considered driving over the legal alcohol limit.

The below is classed as driving over the legal limit:

  • Having 35 or above micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath
  • Having 80 Milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood
  • Having 107 or above Milligrammes of alchohol per 100 millitres of urine

* Please note these are the limits for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, These levels are different for Scotland.

Due to everyone being different, it is not possible to give an exact amount which everyone can consume and still be under the legal limit. It is advised in order to remain safely under the legal limit to avoid all alcoholic beverages when driving.

What happens if I am caught drink driving?

The penalty for driving over the legal limit can include a prison sentence, fines and a possible driving ban.

Charges for drink driving remain on your driving licence for 4-11 years, increase your insurance costs and are visible to employers of those who drive for work purposes.

Looking at hiring a car or van over the festive period? Make sure your excess is covered with a Questor Insurance vehicle hire excess insurance policy, for more information click here or call us today on 0333 323 0090.

Finally keep safe and make sure you have a fantastic festive season from all the team at Questor Insurance.

Sources:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/think-drink-driving/think-drink-driving
http://think.direct.gov.uk/drink-driving.html
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/think-don-t-drink-drive-this-christmas

 

Date Created: 18 December 2015 by Kim Coppins

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