Don't Do It...Drive alcohol and drug free

Car on road

We all love the Summer and all the good times it brings. Pub gardens, outdoor events, BBQ's with the family, after work patios. Just make sure you've thought about your transport if you have plans to drink...plan NOT to drive! 

There’s no excuse for drink or drug driving.

Even a small amount of alcohol may affect your ability to drive safely. Everyone has a different tolerance level so the only safe choice is to not drink and drive. The legal alcohol limit for driving in the UK is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. So it's just not worth it! 

Essex police focus on enforcing against drug and drink driving every single day of the year.

People often joke “just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me’ The reality is, if you're driving having taken drugs it's not just paranoia, the police really are there to catch you.

Its not just illegal drugs that might cause you to be impaired to drive – even prescription or over-the-counter medicines can impair your ability to drive safely, so if in any doubt, check with your pharmacist.

If convicted of a drink or drug driving offence you could face disqualification, imprisonment and a criminal record. We all know we should not drink and drive but some people still do. Remember it's not just your life that is at risk, but that of everyone around you too. So make the right choice for the sake of yourself, your passengers, your family and your community.