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    Hello! Long time no post Anyway, I've been on a few university trips to the continental mainland, and it's always been a pastime of ours to make the 10-12-hour coach trips fly by with a bit of drinking, blackadder, and general fun and games on the coach.

    However, I'm going with a different group over Easter (the jazz society) and the tour organiser seems to think it is illegal to drink on coaches. Now I'm actually a law student myself so I had a quick look around to see what I could find, but I haven't found any law which prohibits the consumption of alcohol on coaches.

    Can anyone confirm this/enlighten me? Cheers!
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    It's not illegal as far as I know. However most coach operators don't like it and won't allow it.

    I got told off on a Citylink once for drinking. It'd have gotten away with it to if it hadn't been for those... lager cans rolling about the floor.

    Needless to say, I paid no heed. It'd be 10.30 by the time of my arrival, and I had catching up to do. Serious business, don't'cha know?
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    the amount off times drunk on the way home from a away game lol, you can do it
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    Yeah. I figured it'd be the coach company talking out of their arses. However, they're entitled to prohibit us from drinking if it's part of their rules... but that would be really gay. How can a coach company take a bunch of students to europe at 6am and not expect them to drink!?
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    Just be subtle. Half bottles of vodka and so forth.

    Everyone have a drink every time the driver blinks.
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    I have heard that it is illegal to drink in a car whilst sat next to the driver. Quite how reliable this is and wether it would apply to coaches i have absoloutly no idea.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    I have heard that it is illegal to drink in a car whilst sat next to the driver. Quite how reliable this is and wether it would apply to coaches i have absoloutly no idea.
    Nah, that's a wind up, surely. As for the coach journey - i'd imagine should you be stealthy enough you'd get away with it, bit like a sneaky ciggy in the toilets.

    My mate is of to Florence on a 35h coach journey tonight, for the Everton game, so i'd imagine he'd have the definitive answer on his return!
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    There is no law against it just depends on what the operators rules are. Just don't start throwing cans at the driver and you should be fine
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    yea depends on the operator. might be worth calling ahead and asking. or hiding it in a random container
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    don't quote me on this but I think it is illegal if you are travelling to a football game, I don't know the statute/case law or whatever but I've been led to believe that it is prohibited if it's a football coach. I know that National Express don't alllow drinking on the way to Wembley. Most people just smuggle it on though, it's not that difficult (although sometimes bags will be checked) and as long as you are discreet, you can get away with it. I personally go with another coach firm now that is organised by football fans and we have an agreement with them whereby we can drink on the coach, in fact the coach even has it's own bar.
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    I read it's illegal via Argon events. Now I don't mind if it's a company policy, but I do have an issue with them saying it's against the law when it's not. People are more likely to drink if they bull**** them about it being against the law
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    This thread is from 2008 -_-
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    And? What's your point?
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    Not sure that you are supposed to revive dead threads.
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    Yes, lets begin a new on? Excellent idea
 
 
 
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