St. Patricks Day drink driving

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St. Patricks Day is held annually on 17th March and is marked around the world to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick who was born around 385 AD.

Whilst 17th March is a national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland, in Scotland many people use it as an excuse to dress up and go out drinking!

However, whilst the majority of party goers behave responsively, there are a few who can be tempted to get behind the wheel after a few alcoholic beverages. 

Many of us like a drink on 17th March...but did you know?

  • In December 2014 the alcohol limit for driving changed from 80mg to 50mg per 100ml of blood.
  • One drink is now enough to put you over the limit.
  • The penalties for drink driving include a £5,000 fine, 3-11 penalty points, up to 6 months in prison and a minimum 12 month driving ban.
Be responsible this St. Patricks Day - Don't risk it!