Alcohol driving calculator
Driving a vehicle whilst over the legal limit for alcohol is a serious offence. In the UK, thousands of motorists are found guilty of drink driving related offences each year. Whilst there are inevitably some motorists who blatantly and knowingly break the law by operating a vehicle whilst intoxicated, it is often the case for many that they are unaware of the fact that they may be over the legal limit. One of the most common examples of this is those who are caught by police officers the day after consuming alcohol. Alcohol can stay in a person’s body for a number of hours after it is consumed, meaning it can still show on a breath, blood or urine test hours after drinking. Even after a good night’s sleep, you could still be over the limit the morning after drinking – even if you ‘feel’ completely sober.
In order to avoid breaking the law, and avoid a penalty or conviction for drink driving, it’s important to ensure that your body is completely alcohol free before you drive. In order to help you do this, we’ve developed the drink driving calculator, below. Simply enter the type and number of alcoholic drinks that you have consumed, and the calculator will suggest the amount of time that you should wait before operating a vehicle.