Christmas time, mistletoe and… a non-alcoholic drink

It may be useful to be aware, as Christmas and New Year festivities commence, that the House of Commons Transport Select Committee has made calls for a reduction in the amount of alcohol motorists are allowed to have in their blood when driving.

At the moment, police can arrest people when they find more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, but if this new rule goes through the figure will reduce to 20 milligrams.

A large glass of white wine, for women, is enough to take them over the 80 milligram limit.

Even with a blood alcohol level just under the 80 milligram limit, statistics have shown that motorists are still twice as likely to have an accident as someone who has not had an alcoholic drink.

Anyone breaking the new law, should it come into force, will face a possible driving ban of at least 12 months.

Enjoy the festive season, have a great time when you go out, but please, don’t drink and drive - it’s just not worth it.

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