Millions will be glued to their TV sets this evening (11 July) at 7pm sinking a few beers as England look to make history and claim a place in the World Cup Final – but road safety experts IAM RoadSmart is warning drivers not to get behind the wheel tonight or tomorrow morning if you have overdone the celebrations.
Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, said: “The last time football came home in 1966 almost 8,000 people died on Britain’s roads. We have made huge progress in road safety since then with just under 1,800 killed in 2016. We want everyone to celebrate, but there will be little to enjoy if you are sat in a jail cell. The best tip is even one drink could be too many.”
IAM RoadSmart reminds drivers that a single pint of beer or glass of wine could put them over the limit depending on your BMI (body mass index). There is no such thing as a ‘guaranteed’ amount that you can drink up to that keeps you under the limit – especially in Scotland where the drink-drive limit is lower than England and Wales.
Here are IAM RoadSmart’s tips on what to do:
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