(Original post by Mad Vlad)
8 hours/unit AFAIK
Average in 1986 was 1 unit per hour apparently. Don't see why it would have changed that much in 20 years, especially considering we supposedly drink so much more now, I'd have though our livers would be a little tougher. Methinks 8 hours/unit is some government bull to try to convince us not to drink and drive within the same day.
The website cites that you can drink about 2 pints and assuming you're average and have an average liver, you are unlikely to bust the limit at peak alcohol.
Also off said website:
When drinking the night before driving:
- men should consume no more than 10 units, women no more than 7. (This assumes that no alcohol is consumed after 11.30 pm, and that driving does not take place before 8 am the following morning)
So rough guesswork you should be alright with 5 pints if you stop at 2 and dont start work until 11.30am. That said, I'm not a doctor and I've no idea what your personal circumstances are. Everything I've read and relayed here could all be lies. Do not take this as medical advice or in any way reliable. Make your own informed decision and take your own risks. (disclaimer over)
That said, everyone's metabolic rate is different. Public misinterpretation of statistics and sample groups is frankly shocking, but the 80mg limit needs to be there to prevent idiots with no tolerance drinking 2 pints then driving, not to decide whether or not you're fit for work.