Keep your eyes on the drink-drive laws as well as the rugby!

Thu 1 Oct, 2015



Firefighters are continuing to urge Rugby World Cup fans to keep their eyes on the drink-drive laws as well as what’s happening on the pitch.

Members of Aylesbury Fire Station’s White Watch, pictured, will be out and about in Aylesbury’s Market Square on Friday evening (2 October) to draw attention to the dangers of “morning after” driving.

Firefighter Paul Collins said: “While many people make sensible travel arrangements when they go out in the evening to have a few drinks, they sometimes don’t realise that they can still be over the limit the next morning.

“The penalties for being caught drink-driving the morning after are exactly the same as at any other time, and the consequences can be devastating.

“We are looking forward to meeting people who are out and about in the town centre on Friday evening and chatting to them about the fact that you can’t just wipe the slate clean with a good night’s sleep and a cup of coffee.”

A number of websites (see below) offer guidance to drivers to help them work out how quickly alcohol will pass through their system. However, they warn that there are no hard and fast rules.

The Rugby World Cup runs until 31 October, and includes fixtures at Stadium MK tonight (1 October) and on Saturday and Tuesday.


Alcosense http://www.alcosense.co.uk 

Brake http://www.brake.org.uk

Drinkaware https://www.drinkaware.co.uk 

Morning After http://morning-after.org.uk