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The Morning After the Night Before

The morning after the night before

Any responsible driver would never attempt to drive after consuming alcohol but driving the morning after drinking can be a bit of a minefield for most people. You may feel ok and capable but a breathalyser test may say different. Here are some facts to consider before you get behind the wheel:

  • If you have been on a heavy drinking session and only got to bed in the early hours, you may not be safe to drive until lunchtime the next day.

  • It takes your body one hour to process one standard drink – a half pint of beer, small glass of wine or pub measure of spirits

  • Nothing can help to remove alcohol from your body, only time.

Some things you can do to reduce your risk:

  • Use the standard drink guidelines to help track how much you are drinking over the night.

  • Alternate each drink with a glass of water.

  • Try to avoid rounds. This can often result in drinking quicker or more than you had intended.

  • Plan ahead and arrange an alternative way to travel the morning after.

  • Purchase a personal breathalyser so you can be sure you are not over the limit.

Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

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