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Drink driving - The facts

9,280 road accidents in 2007 happened when a driver was over the legal limit for alcohol. 2,170 people were killed or seriously injured as a result.


If you drive at twice the legal alcohol limit you are at least 30 times more likely to cause a road crash, than a driver who hasn't been drinking.

Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. There is no foolproof way of drinking and staying under the limit, or of knowing how much an individual person can drink and still drive safely.

Each person's tolerance to alcohol depends on a range of factors including:
weight
gender
age
metabolism
current stress levels
whether they have eaten recently
amount of alcohol

So the only safe option is not to drink alcohol if you plan to drive, and never offer an alcoholic drink to someone else who is intending to drive.

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