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Alcohol and Driving

The legal drink drive limit in the UK differs depending on where you live. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrams per 100 millilitres of urine.  In Scotland the limit is 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, or 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland this equates to 2 pints of average strength beer for males and 1 large glass of wine for women. In Scotland these are lower. There are many factors that affect these limits including gender, age, weight, any food you may have consumed, type of alcohol, tiredness and stress levels.  The general guidance is that if you are driving it is best to avoid all alcohol.

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