I hate drink drivers. I honestly beleive any drink driver that caught should have their license taken off them for a long time and a huge fine. Maybe people will think twice about driving after drinking. I've seen the consequences of drink driving and it's not nice! So please people- have a coke instead!!
I did tests and I found that my co-ordination was affected after 1 pint so I would never ever drink drive. It is not worth it, even if I was legal.
A split second in judgement time can be the difference of a 5 year olds life.
It's not exactly difficult to enjoy one pint of beer or so, and then drive, unless you're so anti-social that you only spend about an hour in the pub!
Just have a pint when you arrive, maybe a pint and a half if you like; take your time and savour them, then hit the cokes and water. Then when you drive home, you're well hydrated, and your liver's had time to break down most of the alcohol in the two hours after you stopped drinking.
I like the fact that people think they have to drink to have a good time. I don't drink if I have to drive, I just drink a coke and I still have a good time.
Like someone said earlier, if you want to drink don't drive.
Theres no difference in drinking a coke and a pint really. If your insisting that 1 pint doesn't affect you then why drink it? The only difference between drinking a pint and a coke is the taste. Unless you honestly can't live without tasting that pint after work (which I'm sure none of you are in this situation!) then just drink coke- PLEASE!!
I agree with you! I've said before that I think one drink impairs (sp?) your driving but there are people insisting that it doesn't so that post is for them really.
I think its fair to say really old people are sometimes more dangerous drivers than people drunk anyway!
my grannys 85 and shes never had an accident. Old people tend to drive slow and are careful, drunk people go fast and act like *******s
A large amount of Old people also have incredibly slow reactions, a kid could still run out in front of them! You don't have to be drunk for that to happen.
And a lot of them seem incapable of using roundabouts, sit there looking left, and then just go, with no idea whats actually coming around the roundabout!
a kid could run out in front of anybody! Drunk, sober, old, young, boy, girl- if somebody isn't concentrating then BANG!
I sadi they tend to drive slower, obviously not all old people do. Yes lots of stuff affect your driving but I honestly believe that drinking even one pint is one of them! AT82 had tests done and found one pint affected their co-ordination. Do you have any proof that one pint doesn't affect your driving? In the recent drink driving ad it specifically says 'Even one drink impairs your driving'
the the OP.. i dont think you should drink in that situation; when i was working in a bar, i was knackered at the end of the night anyway. adding alcohol is not a good idea (even if it is just one pint!).
in general though, it depends on the circumstances. if youre out with your mates in the evening, then a pint at the start then soft drinks for the rest of the night probably wont affect you. probably.
As people have said, it really depends on you. I know guys who can drink 5 pints and still act like they are perfectly sober (they don't drive though), yet i know guys who will have a pint and from that are obviously well on the way to being drunk.
1 pint = ok? Balls to that, you can't compute your limit