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Drink driving facts and penalties

After you pass your DSA practical test, you get a license to drive on the road. Even if you have passed your test, you should always be careful, alert driver on the road. This is for your own safety as well as for other road users safety.

You should always follow road rules and regulations.

Drink driving is one of the serious driving offence. If you drink and drive, not only are you jeopardising yourself, you are putting other road users at risk.

There are 250 people died due to drink driving and 14% of road accidents were caused by drink driving in 2010. By drinking and driving on the road, you risk your life and those of your passengers and others life. Alcohol can affect your ability to drive, weight, age and body metabolism and increase your stress levels. If you are driving after drinking, the alertness and carefulness will be less and you have trouble to judge your speed and be slower to react to hazards.

If you are planning to drive then alcohol must be avoided. This can help to reduce the no. of persons who killed or injured every year in road accidents due to drink driving. So drive safely and safe your and others life.

The drink driving law is complicated and given the severity of any potential punishment, expert assistance from a qualified solicitor should always be obtained. Many road users are confused by drink drive limits and alcohol levels.

The drink drive limit:

35 microgram's of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath
107 microgram's of alcohol per 100 milliliters of urine
what 80 milligram's of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood

If you fail a roadside breath test, the police believe that you aren't fit to drive because of drinking and you'll be arrested and taken to a police station.

You may be offered a place on rehabilitation courses. The course teaches you more about the effects of alcohol on driving. The period for which you're banned from driving will be reduced by up to a quarter, if you have successfully completed the course.

Here is what you can expect when caught for drinking and driving -

  • minimum 12-month driving ban
  • fine of up to £5,000
  • a criminal record.
  • loosing a job
  • possibility of receiving a community order
  • drastic change in lifestyle
  • when you get your license back, the motor insurance premiums will be higher.

So drink and drive, is really not worth the risk.
Always follow the road rules and regulations.
Never drive under the influence of alcohol.
All important aspects of driving like drink driving, speed limits etc are covered in official driving Theory test questions by DSA. Most learner drivers prepare the questions just for passing the test and tend to forget once they pass their test. But remember the knowledge gained while preparing for theory test should be applied while using the road every time

 

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