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Alcohol and Driving - Final Word

Written by Inara Hasanali, M.A.  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 19, 2019
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Alcohol and Driving - Final Word

Drink and driving is dangerous to yourself and others. The maximum accidents related to drinking happen during festivities like Christmas and New Year's eve. Most of the accidents involve multiple vehicles on high speed highways. Major injury or death causes physical trauma to the person driving but emotional trauma to the family members and friends.

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So the next time you have had one too many and you put the car in gear and switch on the ignition of the vehicle, contemplate about these possible consequence. The most sensible thing to do is to lock your car, take a deep breath and call for a cab or request a friend to drop you home.

Some people when they go on an alcohol binge on a Saturday night with friends; ensure that one of them is sober to drive everyone back home safely. They take turns with this responsibility of safe driving.

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Drink and driving remember is a criminal offence and it is a stigma if you are caught with this offence - even if you are not involved in an accident. If you hold an important position or are well known in the society like being a doctor, lawyer, a professor or celebrity, the stigma can haunt you for the rest of your life. The Police are obliged to give your name to the media and suddenly you may find that your notoriety becomes a point of discussion in your community.

As Knute Rockne says "Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third."

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jay1313

CAN A PERSON DRIVE A VEHICLE- FOUR WHEEL WITH ALCOHOL INTAKE OF MORE THAN 0.9%. OR SAY 95 MGM LEVEL.. IS IT MEDICALLY POSSIBLE TO DRIVE A FOUR WHEELER FOR 40 KM WITH 0.95% OR 9.5 MG OF ALCOHOL

PaulFlessis

Even Dubai is quite strict for drunken driving. They take photos - from Police cameras and people get booked with hefty fines.

shivh

Can someone help me by telling me how much wine or beer or whisky can I drink which will keep me below the permissable levels under the Indian law of 30mg. i shall be grateful. Shiv Hazari

PaulFlessis

Better not drink mate. Why drink in the first place..?

Greatguru10

How does 30mg/100ml translate in terms of the amount of Alchohol that can be consumed by an individual and keep him within this safe limit. Will having a bottle of beer keep within this safe thresh hold. I know BAC depends on a lot of other factors...but I guess a safe limit can be arrived at in terms of bottles of beer.....or a CHOTA or a BADA peg.......Cheerio.

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