Drinking and Driving
Driving whilst impaired through alcohol gives an increased false sense of confidence, but has an adverse effect on reaction times, co-ordination, concentration as well as judgement of speed, time and distance.
Each year, over 3000 people are killed or seriously injured in drink drive related crashes. As many as one in six deaths are as a result of a driver being over the legal limit.
No one intends to become involved in a traffic crash or to hurt someone, but alcohol dramatically increases the likelihood of this happening.
Alcohol affects your ability to drive safely, you may think you are all right but your reaction times will be impaired and your ability to judge speed and distance decreases.
It is safer to not drink
when you are driving
If you do choose not to drive remember that any alcohol you consume can still affect you the morning after. Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership can provide further road safety information for Staffordshire.