Drink Driving

The Facts

  • It only takes a small amount of alcohol to affect how you drive.
  • That’s why Scotland’s new lower drink drive limit is just 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
  • Go over that limit and you are six times more likely to die in a road accident.
  • Drink driving can kill. Best not to risk it.

50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood

11 year offence on your licence

The Risks

Drink driving is not only dangerous. It affects you in other ways too.

  • You’ll lose your licence for at least 12 months.
  • You’ll have to pay a fine of up to £5000.
  • You could go to jail for up to six months.
  • The offence stays on your licence for 11 years.
  • You will have a lengthy criminal record.
  • Your vehicle could be seized and forfeited.

Don't Risk It

Stay up-to-date with drink driving information at Dontriskit.info.

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