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Wherever summer takes you…don’t drink and drive. We've teamed up with Kent Road Safety to make sure you are fully in control on the roads this summer.

Get to know the facts and remember, one drink isn't worth the risk. Polish up on the facts and enter our competition for the chance to win everything you need to celebrate summer from the comfort of your home.

Facts - Drinking and driving don't mix

  1. Don't be fooled into thinking that drinking a small amount won't make a difference - any amount of alcohol will affect your ability to drive safely.
  2. Driving at the legal limit means you are between two and five times more likely to crash.
  3. If you drive at twice the legal alcohol limit you are at least 30 times more likely to cause a road crash, than a driver who hasn't been drinking, and 50 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash.
  4. Around one in six of all road deaths involve drink drivers.

The Consequences

  1. If you drink and drive, the consequences are real.
  2. Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs can lead to up to 14 years imprisonment, together with an unlimited fine, disqualification from driving for at least two years and a mandatory extended driving test.
  3. Driving, or attempting to drive, while above the legal limit could lead to a six month prison sentence, together with a fine of up to £5,000 and disqualification from driving for at least 12 months (three years if convicted twice in 10 years). 
  4. The Institute of Advanced Motorists calculate that a drink drive conviction could cost between £20,000 - £50,000 as a result of fines, solicitors fees, increase in car insurance and loss of job.
  5. After a drink drive conviction you could pay up to three times more for car insurance.

Wherever summer takes you, don’t drink & drive. One drink isn’t worth the risk

What's the drink driving limit in England and Wales?

In England and Wales, the alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine. In most other European countries, the limit is less, usually 50 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood3. Find out a lot more about the drink driving law, here.

Beware the morning after:

You could be over the legal limit many hours after your last drink, even if it's the 'morning after'. Sleep, coffee and cold showers don't help to sober you up. The only thing that can help is time.

Now you know the facts, we're giving you the chance to win everything you need to celebrate summer from the comfort of your home. To win a Premium 6 Burner Gas BBQ with side burner answer the question below before 23:00 on 2 July 2017

Read the competition terms and conditions


This message is brought to you by Kent Road Safety


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