The drink drive law

Getting a driving license comes with a whole heap of responsibility, one of which is the choices you make before you get into a car, like drinking alcohol.

Drink drive laws are very strict, but it’s very difficult to quantify this for each person because alcohol can have different affects on people depending on the following:

  • Weight, age, sex and metabolism (the rate your body uses energy)
  • The type (spirits/wine/beer) and the amount of alcohol you’re drinking
  • What you have eaten in the day and most recently
  • Your stress levels at the time

These are the limits:

There can be severe consequences for drink driving such as harming others (you could kill someone), or harming yourself or imprisonment. Drink driving penalties for those caught driving when over the limit can be found here.

To be on the safe side, just don’t touch alcohol if you’re planning to drive after or if you’re worried get a cab.

All information has been sourced from the government website, so if you’re ever unsure head to their website [gov.uk], they have the law written plain and simple.

For information and the law on drugs and driving click here.