personally i don't drink anything if i'm going to be driving because i don't really see the point. it could just affect me and i would feel guilty forever if i caused an accident, wondering if it was the alcohol that had done it. however, if people can handle it, then why not? as long as they don't have more than say, a pint, then i can't see the problem.
i do however have friends that get ham mered and drive home anyway, that's ****ing ridiculous and i have no respect for them. if they want to go and risk killing themselves then fine but it's not acceptable for them to destroy other people's lives. i know at least 3 people that have lemon juice in their glove box. they take a huge gulp if about to breathalised and apparently it prevents their real alcohol limit from showing, i doubt that's true though. anyone know?
Walshie, on Discovery Channel there is a program called Mythbusters...they did all the tricks to try and get of the breathlyzer test and they all failed.
Besides, the officer can always arrest you if he thinks your drunk, take you back to the station and do a blood test, then your screwed!
Not worth it, they don't work!
thanks for all your replies.....i compromised this evening....i had a bitter shandy....so only a half pint really.
Yeh, i feel your problem. At work at uni (sound engineer if you havn't gathered!) we always have post event drinks after we have packed up...i don't normally drink because it is like 6am at this time and thats way to early to start drinking, but yeh, there is a quite a pressure to do so! I can get away with it tho by saying i am tired (as i have been up nigh on 20hours!) and need caffeine from Coke...perhaps a little harder for you!
Shandy sounds good!
The most I've drunk and driven after is 1 small bottle of weak lager. I don't plan to make a habbit of that either. I can understand why other people do then, especially when they need a car to gewt to their local drinking establishment.