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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.
|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|
|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|
|Bottle of wine||9||-6|
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!