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Drink Driving, driving under the influence


Check your basic knowledge on drink driving by taking our ten question quiz if you score less than eight then go to Drink Driving Explained on the menu and top up your knowledge
You can also find the latest stats showing which Area Police Forces had the most active breath testing regimes in 2009 and 2010 and how many drivers failed the test,
The section on Drugs and Driving lists the most the abused illegal drugs together with prescription drugs which can cause problems for some drivers
Your limit depends on your age, weight and height and also how tired you are. Each unit takes 1 hour to leave your system plus 1 more hour. So if you had a bottle of wine you could not drive for 7 hours without the risk of being over the limit. If you have more than that you can probably forget trying to drive to work the next morning as well. The best advice is not to drink at all when driving.

Drink Units Units Remaining
Spirit Shot 0.9 2.1
3 Spirit Shooter 2.7 0.3
Vodka/Gin/Rum + mixer 0.9 2.1
Whisky/Bourbon + mixer 1 2
Large Glass of Wine 2.1 0.9
Small Glass of wine 1.5 1.5
Alcopop 1.4 1.6
2 shot cocktail 1.8 2.2
3 shot cockail 2.7 0.3
Pint of cider 2.8 0.2
Pint of strong cider 4.8 -1.8
Pint of lager 2.3 0.7
Bottle of premium beer 1.7 1.3
Pint of Guinness 2 1
Martini 0.8 2.2
Bottle of wine 9 -6


Spot Quiz
How much do you think you know about the legal limit and punishmnets for exceeding it? Why not try our quiz and test yourself. remember that any of the questions that you get wrong could cost you dearly in the real world!

If convicted of drink driving what can your insurance premiums increase by?

5 times
4 times
Double


If you drink 1 pint of strong cider how long would it be before you are under the limit?

1 Hour
3 Hours
2 hours


How long after having one drink does it take to be absorbed into the blood stream?

10 minutes
half an hour
1 hour


How many units of alcohol are in 125ml glass of wine (12% proof)?

1.0
1.5
2.0


If caught drink driving for a second time in Bulgaria what are the consequences?

Driver is executed
10000 fine and 24 month ban
Life Time Ban


How many units of alcohol are in 2 alcopops (275ml bottle, 5% alcohol)?

2.8
3.0
4.0


How much time does it take for 1 unit of alcohol to leave your system?

Half an hour
1 hour
2 hours


If convicted of drink driving how long will it be usually before you can hire a car?

2 Years
5 years
10 years


At twice the legal limit how many times are you more likely to be involved in a fatal accident?

10
20
50


How many units of alcohol is generally regarded as the maximum amount before driving?

2
3
4





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