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Last modified: 07 Dec 2021 8:37am

The Council road safety team has launched its annual anti-drink-driving campaign, encouraging everyone to stay safe and keep others safe.

Summer, and particularly Christmas, is a time when we all enjoy catching up with friends and attending functions. Keeping everyone safe means we can all enjoy the summer, while a drink-driving conviction or causing a crash has lifelong consequences, Road Safety Education Coordinator Jessica Fairbrass says.

“Summer’s a time to enjoy and celebrate. Let’s make sure everyone gets home safe this summer and can enjoy and celebrate it by planning ahead before drinking. If you’re planning on drinking, plan not to drive.”

Everyone’s perception of how much they can drink and stay safe is different, however the law is precise. If you’re over 20 years of age the legal blood alcohol limit for driving is no more than 50 milligrams of alcohol for every 100mls of blood. There is a zero alcohol limit if you are under 20. That means if you drive after consuming even one drink, you can be charged with drink-driving.