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Drink Driving

On average 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured each year in drink drive collisions and nearly one in seven of all deaths on the road involve drivers who are over the legal limit.

There is no fail-safe guide as to how much you can drink and stay under the limit. The amount and type of alcoholic drink and your weight, sex, age and metabolism will all play their part.

The answer is simple; don’t drink and drive

If you are convicted of drink driving:

- You'll have a criminal record
- You could lose your job
- You could be banned from driving
- Your insurance costs will rocket
- You could go to prison

Worse still you could kill or seriously injure yourself or someone else.

You don’t need to mix drinking and driving:

- Book a Taxi
- Use public transport
- Stay overnight
- Drink soft drinks
- Arrange for someone who is not drinking to drive

Innocent lives are lost due to the irresponsible behaviour of some drivers.

For further information contact the Road Safety Education Team on 0121 303 7683.