Alcohol and Driving

None for the Road

The production and distribution of alcohol is a major industry in most countries, providing many jobs and large revenues for governments through excise duties and taxes.

Many people are attracted to the effects alcohol has on the human body and it is the most common legal (in most countries) drug of choice.

There is, however, a fine line between the enjoyment of alcohol and the burden it places on society through over indulgence, addiction and binge drinking which often leads to crime, violence and road traffic accidents.

Did you know?

Drinking and driving is a very real danger and poses a very high risk to human life. Yet so many people continue to do it. It is well known that alcohol gives a person a false sense of security and confidence, slows down reaction times and impairs a persons ability to observe their surroundings.


[1] Brake - The Road Safety Charity

[2] GMP

[3] Department for Transport

[4] Denney, R C (1997) None for the road, Kent, Shaw & Sons Ltd

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