Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Drinking WHILST Driving!

Announcements Posted on
At uni? What do you think of the careers support? 12-02-2016
How proud of your uni are you? Take our survey for the chance to win a holiday! 09-02-2016
  1. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ryan_94)
    Just a funny thought I've had (not sayin' I'd do it or whatever). Providing you're under the limit, could you actually drink a bottle of vodka whilst driving the car? Surely if you don't go over the limit it'd be okay? Bit random I know! Just never seen anyone do it but in theory I guess you could.
    Good point, but how would you know if you'd gone over the limit or not?
  2. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DarkArt)
    Not strictly true, you can still be arrested for drink driving even if you pass a roadside breath test. You can be arrested without even being given the option of a preliminary breath test.

    Sec.5 RTA 1988 is driving whilst over the prescribed limit and used to arrest when you fail a PBA.

    Sec.4 RTA 1988 is driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs, so you someone could be bladdered, blow under, but because the alcohol has effected their driving be arrested.
    Fair enough, I don't know the word of the law as it is! These two situations seem quite unlikely though so...

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 24, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR

Find out who won!

TSR community awards 2015

Poll
Would you be influenced by unis giving flexible offers (so you can miss by a grade)?
Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.