“At garden get-togethers, and as pubs and restaurants re-open, you may have more opportunities to enjoy a drink this summer. If you’re going to drink alcohol, plan how to get home without driving, and be aware that you could still be over the limit the morning after.
Find more from Hampshire County Council (UK, 2020)
The Morning After calculator
Do you like to enjoy a drink on festive occasions with work colleagues or family and friends? Remember it is possible you could still have alcohol in your system the morning after. If you have to go to work the next morning, plan ahead and don’t drive.
The Morning After calculator is available online and on The App Store.
After drinking when will you be safe to drive?
It takes a lot longer than you might think for alcohol to pass through the body. On average it takes around one hour per unit of alcohol, though this can vary depending on a number of factors such as your weight, whether you’ve eaten and even how tired you are.
The consequences of a drink driving conviction
A drink driving conviction is a criminal conviction which can have serious consequences:
A criminal conviction could be seen as gross misconduct by your employer and you could lose your job. Having a criminal record could make it very difficult for you to get another job.
We’re supporting the Department for Transport’s Mates Matter campaign this summer around the festival season, calling on friends to do what they do best and look out for each other.