GMP issue warning to prevent road users drink or drug driving for New Year celebrations
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Greater Manchester Police (GMP) want everyone to enjoy the new year celebrations this weekend. If you are going out this evening or during new year celebrations and you know you’ll be drinking alcohol there are somethings, you should consider before beginning any celebrations.
Plan your journey ahead to get home safely:
- Ask a friend or family member who has not been drinking to collect you
- Book or pre-book a taxi
- Use public transport to get home safely
Think before you get in the car – are you or the person driving safe to do so? Your decision can have a lasting impact on more than just your life.
If you went out last night, you could still be over the drink drive limit this morning - Any amount of alcohol or drugs in your system can affect your judgement or ability to drive safe, so make sure you allow enough time before getting behind the wheel.
By driving under the influence, you could be putting yourself and innocent members of the public at risk.
Drink driving limits and penalties
There are strict alcohol limits for drivers, but it’s impossible to say exactly how many drinks this equal’s - it’s different for each person.
The way alcohol affects you depends on:
- your weight, age, sex, and metabolism (the rate your body uses energy)