The recent study, which was conducted by insurance company Direct Line, revealed that four in ten drivers are getting behind the wheel the morning after a night out, and in addition to this 45 per cent of motorists thought that they would need to consume two or more units of alcohol for their driving to be affected.
The survey also found that overall, more than 800 drivers and motorcyclists admitted to driving after drinking alcohol at some stage during the past year.
Julie Townsend, campaigns director from Brake said: “Drink-driving remains a menace on our roads, devastating people’s lives every day. A shocking proportion of drivers seem unaware of the dangers of driving the morning after a heavy night, or even small quantities of alcohol.
Edmund King, president of the Automobile Association added: “Many drivers unwittingly drink-drive the morning after a big night out. Drivers need to be aware of the dangers of still being over the limit in the morning, and if in doubt, don’t take the car out.”
If habits such as driving to work the morning after a heavy night of drinking have become frequent, this might be an indication of a drinking problem. If you are concerned that this may be the case then it is essential you visit your GP who will be able to provide you with a diagnosis before giving advice on the treatment options and avenues of help available to you.
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