Here at Sixt we have launched a brand new drink driving awareness campaign. Our aim is to provide our customers and the wider public with a much clearer understanding of the true dangers involved with mixing alcohol and driving, as well as explaining in detail the limits, the laws, and the effects that alcohol can have on the body.
What are the limits?
The effect alcohol can have on a person's body is dependent on many different factors, including: Your weight Your gender The amount of food consumed Your age Your body's ability to process alcohol The best advice we can give, however, is to avoid alcohol completely if you are planning on getting behind the wheel. The effects of alcohol can depend on so many different factors that one can never truly judge how badly they have been affected. Once alcohol has entered your system your motor system will be slowed, causing a delay in reaction time and judgement. We have a clear stance: Alcohol and driving should not be mixed.
What are the laws?
In the UK the laws on drink driving are very clear, although this doesn't always deter people from getting behind the wheel after they have exceeded the legal limits. The alcohol limit for drivers is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, 35mcg per 100ml of breath or 107mg per 100ml of urine. Drivers caught over the legal limit can face a minimum 12 month ban and a fine of up to £5,000 - so just ask yourself 'Is it worth it?'.