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When you’re still drunk from the night before…
We’ve all been there. Too many drinks the night before, wake-up feeling rough-as… but how many of us have risked it by jumping in the car when you know you’re probably still over the limit?Â If you’re caughtÂ driving, or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink you could getÂ 6 monthsâ€™ imprisonment,Â an unlimited fine andÂ a driving ban for at least 1 year. And the chances of you making a mistake behind the wheel when you’ve still got booze in you from the night before increases dramatically. #WorthIt?
That’s why we’re launching this, one of three new videos designed to make people think the next time they jump behind the wheel, Â featuring YouTube star and Road Respect ambassador Jaack
Thankfully for Jack, his unfortunate error isn’tÂ as fatal as some mistakes can be â€“ when you risk it behind the wheel.
Here’s a few sobering facts about the ‘morning after’:
- Did you know after you’ve stopped drinking after 5 pints of beers (4%), you should not really be driving for another 12 1/2 hours? You may have had a few hours sleep and 2 cups of coffee before leaving the house for work for 9am, but you’re still technically over the limit.
- And ladies, if you’re celebrating that special occasion with two large glasses of wine (15%) and two glasses of champagne (12%), you aren’t supposed to be driving for another 12 hours after you’ve stopped drinking.
- Of course, it does sometimes depend on the age, height and weight of an individual but these are guidelines of how the amount and alcohol percentage can effect your ability to do normal everyday things like, driving.
Stay tuned for further videos for this latest #WorthIt campaign, but for now, here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming up, and don’t forget to share!