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Ireland Drink driving limits in Ireland 2019: How soon can you drive after pints, wine and shorts at Christmas

13:20  09 december  2019
13:20  09 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The drink drive limit differs in the UK depending on if you are in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland. Government guidelines state that the limit in England, Wales and Northern As a rule of thumb, two pints of regular-strength lager or two small glasses of wine would put you over the limit .

The current drink - drive limit of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood will be reduced in Scotland to 50mg. It comes into force on Friday after Ms Torrance said: "Currently, you can probably drink a pint and a half of beer and maybe a large glass and a half of wine and you should be under the limit .

a glass of beer on a table: A pint of Guinness © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited A pint of Guinness Christmas time is here so some people will be spending most of their time with a drink in hand.

If you are going to the pub, drinking at home, or even drinking in public (not recommended) make sure not to drive over the limit.

The limit is getting lower and lower and currently stands at blood alcohol level of 50mg for experienced drivers.

The limit is lower for learner drivers and professional drivers, at a blood alcohol level of 20mg.

This means if you have one drink you could well be over the limit.

Here is a couple of examples of how long you should stay away from the car after a night out, keeping in mind the morning after is considered the most dangerous time for drink driving.

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While drink - driving remains a serious problem, there have been a number of important changes to the laws regarding drink - driving in Ireland during the past decade The RSA states that person gets rid of roughly one standard drink per hour, which is the equivalent of half a pint or a small glass of wine .

When driving , however, he sets his personal drink drive limit to two pints or two glasses of wine . Vodka needed to reach proposed When driving , she will never drink more than one small glass of wine or a gin and tonic as she doesn’t like to feel under the influence when behind the wheel.

10 pints of lager/stout

Lets just say you do the 12 pubs, skipping one or two because you can't handle it, and end up having 10 pints of Guinness, Heineken, Carlsberg or some other lager or stout in and around 4.5%.

According to Drink Aware you can not get into the car for 20 hours after you finish your final drink.

So of you retreat to bed at midnight, you can not get back into a car until 8pm the following night.

1 bottle of wine

If you polish off one bottle of red or white wine you will have to stay off the road for eight hours after you finish.

10 vodka and cokes

a glass of red wine: Wine glass outdoors © Provided by Irish Mirror Wine glass outdoors

If you are sticking to vodka and manage to down 10 altogether, that would mean no driving for 10 hours after your final drink.

12 pints and 6 vodkas with mixers

Going for a proper wild night, drink in the pub for the day and then go to a nightclub and switch to the vodka.

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Yet a minority of people in Ireland continue to drink and drive , making our roads less safe for all road users. Get the facts about drink driving , the law There is nothing you can do to remove alcohol from your body any quicker, only time. Common myths are that drinking coffee or having a shower will

Is it safe to drive the morning after drinking ? Find out all the details here and how you can be safer this Christmas Two pints of regular-strength lager or two small glasses of wine would put you over the limit . Government guidelines state that the limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80

This one will have you feeling particularly bad the next day and that is reflected in how long you have to stay off the road.

You will have to avoid driving for 30 hours after your last drink, so basically just stay away from the car for the weekend.

Calculate your own

These figures above are estimated amounts and will vary depending on a person's metabolism, what they ate and so on.

If you want to calculate your own, head on over to drinkaware.ie and make sure to stay safe on the roads.

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