People react differently to alcohol so there is no set guideline on what you can drink before driving.
The limit is lower in Scotland than the rest of the UK.
See the table below:
The Drink Drive Limit
|Level of alcohol
|England, Wales and Northern Ireland
|Micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath
|Milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood
It takes an average person about one hour to process a unit of alcohol. Remember, every individual reacts differently and it will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol.
Our advice is simply: Don’t drink and drive.
If you do, you can face a prison sentence, a driving ban and unlimited fine.
Remember: The police can stop a driver for a breath test at any time.