The legal alcohol limit
The legal alcohol limit for drivers in the UK is:
- 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, or
- 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, or
- 107 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine
However, there is no way of knowing how much a person can drink and still drive safely as alcohol affects everyone differently, depending on:
- Stress level
- Food consumption
- Alcohol consumption
In North Yorkshire, over 15,000 breath tests are carried out annually. If you drink and drive and are over the legal alcohol limit you are going to be caught.
The best advice if you are planning on having a drink is to leave the car keys at home.