Hey girls I don't know if this topic is ok in this section, if not, give me a heads-up, I'll delete it So me and a couple of friends had a girls-night-out last week and the next morning one of them got a fine while going to work, because she still had alcohol on her breath. Did you ever have a similar situation? What's the alcohol limit in the UK? because I just moved here two months ago? Does anyone know how long alcohol stays in your system? because the internet gives all kinds of different answers Cheers
I hope I won't get banned for spaming, because I've already recommended this site on another thread (which you commented on as well, maybe you've forgotten ), but I've used sites where you can check if you're ok to drive: www.alcohol-unit-calculator.co.uk
I don't think there's a definitive answer about how long the alcohol stays in your system, it depends on all kinds of factors - like your size, a 6ft 15 stone bloke could drink the same amount as a 5ft woman who weighs 9stone and their bodies would break down the alcohol at vastly different rates.
There's been an advertising campaign regarding drink-driving (I think it may have been last Xmas) where they said it could take 10-12 hours if you've had a skinful - i.e. you could be out on the town til the early hours and not be clear to drive until the following afternoon ... so don't drive to work after a boozy night out.
You say your friend got a fine, but if she's been driving with excess alcohol in her system, I would've thought it could be more serious than just a fine.
I hope I won't get banned for spaming, because I've already recommended this site on another thread (which you commented on as well, maybe you've forgotten ), but I've used sites where you can check if you're ok to drive:
I've coincedentaly used the exact same site Although usually I simply avoid driving after drinking altogether xD
Post by crazyboutdyi on Sept 30, 2016 18:28:38 GMT
And they're just as accurate if not more than police-issued breathalyzers xD You could check e-bay, but personally I like to buy stuff from internet stores rather than e-bay, becuase they are more reliable
I don't drink on regular occasions. I have maybe three nights out a week and possibly drink at home on three occasions during the year. I never get paralytic because I can't stand the feeling the next day, but on the occasions I do drink, I don'd get in the drivers seat until after 12 midday the following day.
As someone said earlier, it depends on lots of different things, but the longer you can recover, the better.
Dogs come when called, cats take a message and get back to you at their convenience.
a friend of mine lost her licence last year for 14 months and a fine - apparently there are 3 categories and she was in the middle one - had a few glasses of wine earlier in the day and then no dinner - she felt fine to drive (most do I guess). Now she doesn't drink at all when she's going to drive but has got a breath test which tells her if she's over the next morning
I have to confess that I am such a lightweight, I don't drink at all if I'm going to drive .... a breathalyser would say I was well below the limit (and I'd technically be legal) but I know that I'd be totally dangerous - even half a glass of wine and I'd not trust myself to get behind the wheel.
Well having read that it does say 1 year ban for driving over the limit, the discretionary bit was about being in charge of a vehicle not driving it. I know it says may but Ive never known anyone not to get a ban.