Drink Driving

Don't Drive After Eating Alcoholic Ice Lollies, Police Warn

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Police have warned consumers not to drive after enjoying alcoholic ice lollies, raising concerns about their growing popularity. A number of retailers...

Drinking At Christmas

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Drink Driving. We all know the rules right? The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 milliliters of blood or 35 micrograms of alcohol for every 100 milligrams of breath. So, if you are over the limit, bye bye license.

Drink Driving At Christmas - A Paramedic's View

Maz Deo | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Maz Deo

The warm pubs, the parties, the bottle of wine before going to bed... they all translate to more alcohol, and more peril on our roads at Christmas. According to figures released under the Freedom of Information act in a piece of research commissioned by Jennings Motor Group there is generally a rise in drink-driving of around the festive period.

Cyclist And Motorist Rules: Spot The Difference

Salome Verrell | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Salome Verrell

There is also no requirement for cyclists to be registered anywhere in the same way that motorists have to register with the DVLA, so there is no way of really knowing if after a collision with a cyclist they really are who they say they are, unlike a motorist whose registration number would provide a lot of details even if they didn't.

Car Accidents Are The Biggest Killer Of Young People And Our Tech Is Partly To Blame

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Car accidents are the leading cause of deaths among young people globally and technology is partly to blame, new research suggests. A survey conducted...

Teens Tried A Drunk Driving Simulator And Got A Sharp Wake-Up Call

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Tech

Do you think you could drink drive? Despite the fact it's entirely illegal, many people still think they know better and attempt to hit the road after...

Student Caught Drink-Driving At 123mph Spared Jail To Sit Exams

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A student caught drink-driving at 123mph won't go to prison until he's finished his university exams. Ravi Semic, 20, has had his three-month jail sen...

Tired Driving Is As Bad As Drunk Driving - As Mike Found Out With Life-Changing Consequences

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.04.2016 | UK

Mike Egan was on the way to get his hair cut when the crash happened. It was May 2015 and he'd only been driving for a few minutes in his Vauxhall Ast...

Woman Whose Baby And Husband Died In Crash Warns Of Drink Driving Dangers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who lost her baby and husband in a horrific car accident has written a poignant open letter to raise awareness about the dangers of drink driv...

Woman's Dad Was Killed By A Drink Driver, Now She Offers Free Lifts To Drunks

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman whose father was reportedly killed by a drink driver is determined to prevent others from suffering similar tragedies. Angela, from Ohio, s...

How Dehydration Could Be As Bad As Drink Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being dehydrated while driving may mean you make as many mistakes as drivers who have drank alcohol, a new study suggests. Reachers found that dri...

Uber's Curbside Breathalyser Gives Free Rides For Drunk People

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Tech

Uber has been giving out free rides to drunken revelers in Toronto as part of its 'Uber Safe' campaign to discourage people from drink driving. App...

Student Drunk Drove - So She Could Get Cash Out For A Taxi Home

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student drunk drove so she could get cash out for a taxi home from the pub - which she'd ordered after realising she was over the limit. Jessica ...

The 'I Know How Much I Can Handle' Attitude Needs to Stop

Karl Young | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

There may not be a sign of snow, but this Christmas is still set to be a special one for me. I am now a dad, and with fatherhood comes a new outlook on the festive season. Yes it's fun to wail to Wizzard with a whiskey in hand, but above all, I want it to be a magical time for my son. It's this new responsibility that makes me feel obliged to remind the nation about the dangers of a drink too many.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Drive The Morning After A Night Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Tis the season to be jolly, but 'tis not the season to wake up the morning after a night out and start driving. Why? Because you're (probably) over t...

Avoid Morning-After Regrets When You're Planning That Legendary Christmas Party

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

It's that magical time of year when the woolly hats come out, and your office is crammed full of mince pies and tins of chocolate. Your organisation has worked really hard all year long, so to thank them, employees are being treated to a festive office party.

How Safe Is Your Teen From a Drink-Drive Conviction?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

There is a point on every course where the penny drops. On every course, without exception, someone will tell us that, if they had known what they have learnt from us when they first started driving, they would not have offended.

This Mugshot Within A Mugshot Is So Terribly Meta

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Could this be the most meta of all moments since that Ryan Gosling Macaulay Culkin t-shirt incident? Behold: Maine resident Robert Burt, posing fo...

They Think It's All Over - 'Til the Morning After...

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Win, lose or draw, the World Cup brings us together... Where will you be watching? Pub or sofa? If there's a beer or more in hand, it's going to be a late session. But before we get carried away with World Cup fever, have you thought about the morning after?

Drunk Driver Jailed Over Cyclist Deaths

PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

A motorist who killed two cyclists after driving a stolen BMW sports car while nearly two-and-a-half times over the drink-drive limit has been sentenc...

Ready to Lose Your Licence and Your Freedom? Why You Might Be a Drunk Driver and Not Know It

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

If you drink alcohol, and sometimes have several drinks late into the evening, then drive your car in the morning, you are risking a drink-drive limit shock. Alcohol impairs driving, so the consequences for you, your loved ones, or complete strangers could be serious, or even fatal. It may not be just your licence that you lose.

Guess What This Guy Got Arrested For? (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving – whilst handily wearing a T-shirt proclaiming him to be “drunk as shit”. ...

Drink-Driving Teen Spared Jail Again – For Being Too Rich

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

For a second time, a Texas judge has sentenced Ethan Couch to 10 years' probation for a wreck that killed four people. The teenager was spared jail...

Petrol And A Pint

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new pub being opened at a motorway service station today was "at odds" with public opinion which was firmly against the move, according to road safe...

Auld Langs Fine: Man Caught Driving Just Into 2014

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A motorist has begun 2014 with an arrest and a fine for drink driving - just four minutes into the New Year. Omer Karzan was arrested in Birmingham...