(PRWEB UK) 26 April 2011
As revellers enjoy the Royal Wedding celebrations on Friday they should beware of putting themselves at risk of drink driving the following morning. 17.8% of all drink driving convictions effect people who are caught the ‘morning after’.
The latest figures sourced by AlcoSense Breathalysers from Government drink drive training centres show that 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. With the party atmosphere of the Royal Wedding many people may be unaware that they are drinking enough to still be under the influence the next day.
Furthermore 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.
“With people enjoying the good weather and extended holiday offered by the Royal Wedding the party atmosphere may make them too complacent about drink driving. We know that 53% of people have unintentionally drink driven the morning after, which correlates to the Police catching 17.8% the morning after – when the Police aren’t actively looking for drink drivers. People need to be especially careful over the holiday period” 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.