A recent survey of over 6,000 motorists found that one in five people have, on at least one occasion in the past year, driven on the morning after a night out while unsure of if they were within the legally permissible blood alcohol limit.
The study by AA Car Insurance revealed that 12.45% of those surveyed that they had driven the morning after the night before on one occasion despite being unsure of whether or not they were over the limit, while a further 8.12% admitted to doing this on up to five occasions.
“Over the Christmas season we all deserve and most certainly will be enjoying the time off with friends and family but, where alcohol is concerned, the laws do not change just because it’s the holiday season. If you have been drinking it’s of vital importance that you don’t get behind the wheel of a car until it is safe for you to do so,” Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs warned.
“While the majority of us would never think of drinking and driving on the same night, we often forget that alcohol can continue to impact on your concentration, reaction times and driving ability into the following day, depending on how much you have consumed.”
Source: The Irish Examiner, 17/12/17