Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
It appears that the answer is yes.
Because a special experiment by CarTakeBack.com found that drivers can you be tipped over the limit by boozy food, if you’ve had just one standard glass of wine!
A spokesman said: "We tipped ourselves over the UK drink-driving limit with a full Christmas meal consisting of entirely supermarket-bought food.
Watch what happened here: https://www.cartakeback.com/blog/in-the-know/christmas-food-shock-cartakeback-finds-you-can-eat-yourself-over-the-drink-drive-limit
Rebecca Ashton, IAM RoadSmart Head of Driver Behaviour, said: “When enjoying a Christmas lunch, remember the alcohol content within your delicious meal. The brandy within that slice of Christmas cake along with everything else could just put you over the limit. Food containing alcohol needs to be carefully considered if you are planning to get behind the wheel. Ultimately, there is no safe level of alcohol in the blood if you intend to drive.
"The simplest message is none for the road. Plan your night out so you can enjoy yourself and not have any stress about the journey home by pre-booking a taxi. If you have consumed a large amount of alcohol remember you could still be over the limit in the morning so arrange your day carefully.”
Rebecca Currier, spokesperson for CarTakeBack.com, said: “Following our shock survey that found 1 in 5 think it’s OK to drink-drive if they feel unaffected, we wanted to raise awareness about unknowingly drink-driving this Christmas. Most people think all the alcohol is burned off during cooking, but we found that’s clearly not the case. Stay safe over the festive period and pay attention to what you’re eating and drinking before you get behind the wheel.”
Monday, 16 December 2019
Book them a Countryfile Live Festival ticket and they'll receive a fantastic BBC Countryfile Live festive gift wallet, plus the tickets for one of the events next year.
There are two events, one in Castle Howard, York and the other in Windsor Great Park in August 2020)
To learn more and to make a booking please visit https://www.countryfilelive.com/.
Sunday, 15 December 2019
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