Stay safe during the festive celebrations – don’t drink and drive!

THINK! A second drink can double your chances of a fatal collision! 

THINK! has launched a new drink drive campaign this week, targeting those who still think it’s okay to have ‘a couple’ of drinks before driving. New THINK! research shows that whilst half the population (51%) would not consider having any drinks before driving, one in ten people would consider having two or more drinks before getting behind the wheel – putting themselves and others at risk. This increases to one in five for men aged 17-34.

The new THINK! campaign shows scenarios where someone might consider having two drinks before driving or choose to drive after drinking and shows the deadly consequences that can occur. To watch the latest ads and find out more information:

Advice to drivers

  • Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive.
  • It is not possible to say how much alcohol you can drink and stay below the limit. It depends on weight, age, sex, metabolism and of course, what you are drinking.
  • The safest thing to do, is to not drink any alcohol before driving.
  • If you drink drive, you risk a hefty fine, a minimum 12 month driving ban and a criminal record.
  • This doesn’t reflect the everyday consequences of being caught drink driving which can include; job loss, trouble getting into other countries, shame and loss of independence.

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