One in five risk morning after drink-driving say AA
Monday, December 12, 2016
According to a new poll by the Automobile Association (AA) one in five 25-34-year-olds admit to driving the morning after an evening drinking, despite knowing they may be over the limit.
The AA President Edmund King said it's "relatively easy" to be over the limit the next morning after a poll of 20,000 motorists found 29% of 25-34-year-olds admitted to drinking and driving the morning after. Mr King told the BBC "They're not equating the next day with what they've actually drunk and the problem is if you really have had a lot to drink, your body can only really break down one unit of alcohol per hour...it is relatively easy to be over the limit the next day."
He added that 20% of those prosecuted for drink-driving are caught between 06.00 and 12.00.