How many units can you drink and drive after?
Despite the legal limits there's simply no hard and fast rule. The rate at which your body absorbs alcohol depends on a number of factors, such as your sex, weight, what you’ve eaten and when, and your stress levels. You can get more info on this at GOV.UK.
Because alcohol affects each person differently, there's no fool proof way of drinking and staying under the limit, that’s why you should never drive after any alcoholic drink.
One person may be okay to drive after one or two drinks, while another is over the drink-drive limit after only one. Don’t forget you could also be well over the limit the next day after a night out, and if you’ve been drinking you should never sleep in your car, because the police view is that you’re still technically in control of the vehicle even if the engine is off. So if the police find you, you could be breathalysed and charged just as if you were driving.
You can get a rough estimate of your blood alcohol content (BAC) level using our morning after calculator.
We'll say it again - if you're driving, then don’t drink any alcohol.
Types of car insurance
is a legal requirement if you're driving in the UK. Find out more about choosing the right cover at the right price.
offers short-term comprehensive cover from one hour to 28 days.
lets you insure one or more cars on the same policy.
lets you prove you’re a safe driver, and save money on your policy, even if you’re inexperienced or seen as high risk.
offers cover for owners of classic cars. For insurance purposes, a classic car can be any car that’s older than 15 years.
covers you if you use your car for work, including travelling between offices or across the country.
for those who are new to driving or hold a provisional license.
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