More than 20,000 drivers are stopped by the police every month. That’s one driver on average every two minutes*.
Even if you’re slightly over the limit, in the eyes of the law you are still a drunk driver and a criminal – there’s no grey area.
You’ll face an automatic 12-month ban, a lengthy criminal record, an unlimited fine, and could even go to prison for up to 6 months. The vehicle forfeiture scheme means that, in some cases, your car can be seized and crushed.
Think about how you’re going to get home, before you head out – and remember to consider any journeys the morning after.
Scotland led the way across the UK when on 5 December 2014, the law change reduced the legal alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.
When it comes to drink-driving, ‘the best approach is none’.