There’s a belief - particularly among young men – that driving drunk is unacceptable, but having a few drinks and driving is OK.
Alcohol is a drug which affects your skills, mood and behaviour. Just a few drinks increases your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) and as your BAC increases, so does your risk of being involved in a crash:
- 0.05 – double the risk
- 0.08 – 7 times the risk
- 0.15 – 25 times the risk
Other drugs also impair your driving and mixing one drug with another, or mixing alcohol with other drugs, dramatically increases your risk of crashing if you’re stupid enough to try driving.