Driver training specialist IAM Drive & Survive is offering weekly motoring tips to drivers from its head of training, Simon Elstow. This week he is giving advice for avoiding temptation in the Christmas period.
Elstow said: “Now is the time of festive fun and this often involves Christmas parties. If you’re heading out for a few drinks, make sure you have planned your journey home.”
Elstow offers tips on driving over the Christmas period:
Don’t try and calculate whether or not you are over the limit.
Drinks poured at home are usually larger than pub measures.
If you drive to a party and drink more than you expected to, don’t risk it. Book yourself a taxi or arrange for a friend or family member to collect you from your location.
A drinking session the night before might put you over the legal limit the following day. Keep this in mind and organise alternative travel plans for the next day.
If you know someone has been drinking, don’t let them give you a lift or drive home.
Elstow said: “Drinking and driving has serious consequences. It is not only about your safety, but other road users. It is not worth the risk.”