New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated days of the calendar and many of us will be looking forward to clinking a drink or two when the clock strikes 2018.
However, new research by Confused.com found more drink-drivers have been caught on New Year’s Day for the past four years, more than any other date in the calendar.
According to new Freedom of Information data, obtained by Confused.com, 119 drivers failed breathalyser tests on the 1st January 2017.
Many of these simply unaware that they were still over the limit from the night before – when they’d done the right thing and left their car at home.
To help drivers avoid any future mishaps, Confused.com has created a morning after calculator, which gives drivers an indication of when their body should be free of alcohol, based on how many units they consumed and when they stopped drinking.
Top 5 dates for drink driving in 2017 to date
Here’s why you need to watch when you drive on New Year’s day. Scroll down to use the Confused.com Morning After Calculator.
|Date||Number of drivers who failed breathalyser tests(4)|
|1st January 2017||119|
|7th May 2017||54|
|26th August 2017||44|
|21st May 2017||43|
|23rd April 2017||42|
Morning after calculator
The following tool should be used for a rough indication of how long alcohol takes to leave a person’s body and should not be relied on as a definitive guide to when you’re fit to drive.
Have a great New Year’s Eve and remember to leave your car at home.