The institute of Advanced Motorists issued a reminder to keep safe on the road at Christmas the statement reads ‘if you are going to drive then don’t drink, if you are going to drink don’t drive’.
With the Christmas festivities upon us it is the time of office and family parties, it is a time of over indulgence especially when it comes to toasting the festive season.
People’s tolerances to alcohol are different depending on factors such as weight, metabolism, gender, age, what they have eaten, their stress levels and the amount of alcohol they have taken. House party measures will be much larger than those served in a pub or bar and a driver who thinks they have only had one could be very much over the limit and be unaware of it.
The simple fact is if you have one drink don’t drive. Make alternative arrangements for transport home. Alcohol remains in your system the next day and for how long depends on all the factors mentioned above.