Christmas drink driving

11 December 2023

THINK before you drink this Christmas. Every year we all work hard to campaign and spread awareness around the dangers of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. Yet year on year, the consequence of driver decisions continues to cause devastation or loss of vocation. Imagine the heartbreak to be told that a loved one won’t be coming home this Christmas – or ever.

This Christmas we want to encourage everyone to step in when a anyone is tempted to drink and drive. Including the morning after when the probability of a driver being over the legal limit is increased.

This month’s Christmas Drink Drive Toolbox Talk reminds drivers of their responsibilities behind the wheel and covers:

  • What the law says and the legal alcohol limits across the UK
  • ABV strength, and how long it takes the body to process alcohol
  • The consequences and strict penalties for drink driving convictions
  • The Christmas message – hard hitting Think campaign material

We all understand that drivers want to go out and celebrate at Christmas and we’re not saying drivers shouldn’t drink. What we are saying is that drivers should ‘think before they drink’, particularly if they have to drive the following day. The law around custodial sentences was strengthened this year meaning the convictions for drink driving offences are even more severe than before.