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11 Unbelievable Things You Never Knew About Drink Driving

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Bet you don’t know what the only scientifically proved cure is for sobering up, why we know that 2011 was a massive year for hangovers, or what could happen if you get into a toy car on the back of any more than a couple of pints of lager or glasses of wine. But with your trusted drink driving solicitors, you soon will...

  1. 12.5% of fatal road accidents in the UK involve a collision with a driver who is over the limit.
  2. Statistically, a second drink can double the possibility that you will have a fatal collision on the way home.
  3. Every year, there are over 60 road accident fatalities as a result of someone driving under the limit but with alcohol still present in their system.
  4. Having alcohol in the system will often simultaneously have all of the following effects on the driver:
    •  It inhibits spacial awareness, negatively affecting their ability to judge distance, speed and time
    •  It inhibits their ability to concentrate
      • It slows reflexes
    • It inhibits hand-eye coordination
      • It impairs vision
      • It induces fatigue
    •  It induces an elevated sense of confidence
  5. In 2011, more people were caught drink driving in the morning before 11am than between 11pm and 1am.
  6. Caffeine, food, a cold shower, exercise and steam all have no effect on the amount of alcohol in your system and do not sober you up – only time can do that.
  7. If you are twice the legal limit in England and Wales, you have thirty times more chance of being in a road crash than someone who has no alcohol in their system.
  8. The legal alcohol limit is applicable to all kinds of cars – even toy cars.
  9. In 2014, 6% of drivers admitted that they think they may have driven over the limit.
  10. Drivers who are in their early twenties are more likely to test positive for alcohol than any other age group.
  11. In 2010, approximately 500 pedestrians and pedal cyclists were involved in an accident with a driver who was over the limit.

If you have been caught drink driving and need expert advice, contact our drink driving solicitors for a FREE consultation on: 01484 599 888

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