Don’t Ruin Valentines Day with a Morning After Driving Ban

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As romantics settle down to a candle lit dinner for two washed down with a glass or three of merlot they may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk the following morning. The latest figures sourced by AlcoSense Breathalysers from Government drink drive training centres show that 17.8% of all drink driving convictions effect people who are caught the ‘morning after’

The figures are very alarming, pointing towards over 53% of people having unintentionally drink driven the morning after, correlating to the Police catching 17.8% the morning after – when the Police aren't actively looking for drink drivers.

As romantics settle down to a candle lit dinner for two washed down with a glass or three of merlot they may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk the following morning. The latest figures sourced by AlcoSense Breathalysers from Government drink drive training centres show that 17.8% of all drink driving convictions effect people who are caught the ‘morning after’. Each year tens of thousands of drivers are caught drink driving the morning after an evening drinking unaware that they are still under the influence, after drinking as little as 3 or 4 drinks the night before.

Further research by AlcoSense Breathalysers shows that many people cannot accurately judge the time it takes for alcohol to wear off. A survey commissioned by AlcoSense of 1,800 UK drivers found 53% of drivers underestimated how long it takes to get under the drink drive limit again the morning after drinking the evening before.

“The figures are very alarming, pointing towards over 53% of people having unintentionally drink driven the morning after, correlating to the Police catching 17.8% the morning after – when the Police aren’t actively looking for drink drivers.” said Hunter Abbott, Managing Director of AlcoSense.

AlcoSense manufactures and markets award-winning personal breathalysers which measure the amount of alcohol in your system and tells you when you are safe to drive. Priced between £24.99 and £59.99 they offer a quick, easy and accurate way to tell when you are under the limit and are available through Halfords stores nationwide.

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