Drink Driving - Know Your Limits
24th October 2011
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With the festive season around the corner a lot of us will be going for the quick drink after work, but how many of us actually know what the limit is, here is the legal definition:


The BAC (blood alcohol content) drink driving limit in the UK is:


35 microgram’s of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath
80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood
107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine


Like most of you out there, reading the above gave me no clarification, most of us work off units drunk etc, but again alcohol units do not take into consideration body mass or the bodies ability to rid its self of alcohol.   


Here is what you can expect of caught drink driving:


A criminal record 

A minimum 12 months driving ban or a minimum of a 3 year driving ban if you have a previous drink driving conviction in the past 10 years

The possibility of a short spell in prison (up to 6 months) 

The possibility of receiving a community order (this can include unpaid work, curfew, supervision and treatment orders) 

The possibility of a hefty fine (up to £5000) 

The possibility of losing your job

Your lifestyle could change drastically

Your motor insurance premiums will be higher once you get your licence back


My recommendations are leave the car either at home or at the pub, with Taxi fares only £2.50 (http://www.yellow-taxi.co.uk/) for short hops why chance it.   

Call Yellow Cars in Walsall on 01922 722 233


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