Drinking even one pint of beer or one glass of wine could put you over the limit for drink driving is the warning from the Medical Bureau of Road Safety as a Christmas and New Year safety appeal is launched today.
Professor Denis Cusack, who is director of the Bureau says that they want people to enjoy themselves, but to be aware that there are “very serious dangers” in drinking and driving.
“If you've been out drinking until 2 or 3 in the morning, there's a big risk, particularly if you're a learner driver or a novice driver where the limit is 20 (20 mls of alcohol per 100mls of blood), not only of being caught but also of being in an accident and causing injury or killing somebody,” he told RTE’s Morning Ireland.
“One pint of beer or one glass of wine could put you over the limit, especially novice or professional drivers where the limit is 20/100.”
Prof Cusack, explained that the Medical Bureau of Road Safety is the national laboratory that analyses specimens of blood, urine and breath in alcohol and drugs and also provides the equipment that people see at roadside and in garda stations.
Source: Vivienne Clarke, The Irish Examiner, 29/11/18