The Department are spending about £3.5 million this year advertising against drink-driving. We have an advice leaflet, ‘How Much Will Your Next Round Cost You?’, which is available on-line at:
Our advice has consistently warned drivers that it is not possible to calculate how much alcohol they can consume. We have included in our leaflet a warning about the persistence of alcohol impairment and the “morning after” effect.
Alcohol impairment is a complex matter, It is influenced by various factors, including the driver’s gender, body mass, his or her state of health and level of fatigue; the confounding effects of drugs—legal and illegal; by the level of driving skills—including the effects of inexperience and old age; and by the amount and rate of alcohol consumption. Any level of alcohol impairs driving and our core message is “don't drink and drive”.