While most employees behave themselves at the work Christmas party, this isn’t always the case for other festive get-togethers.
Whether it’s with the local sports team, a girls’ night out, a boys’ night out, an extended family gathering or the seasonal catch-up with old friends or new friends, these celebrations usually involve having an alcoholic drink or two.
We all know that having a BAC of 0.05 or more and driving is a bad decision, not just because someone may get killed or injured, but you could lose your licence.
A much better option is to always carry and use a personal breathalyser so that at least half an hour before you plan to drive, you do a breath test and make sure you are under 0.05 (blood alcohol concentration).
However, you need to be aware that your BAC can continue to rise once you stop drinking alcohol, so it needs to be continuously tested every 10 minutes or so until you can see the level is going down and you are safe to drive.
If you aren’t driving home from your party, be aware that this sometimes means you may have more to drink than you normally would. So if you hop in your car the next morning to go to work, you may find yourself driving illegally.
It’s not unusual for police to set up roadside testing in the morning. And the reason they do this is because they nab sufficient number of people to make it worth their while.
If you don’t want to get caught in these party traps, test yourself with a quality breathalyser BEFORE you get into the driver’s seat so you KNOW that you are under the limit.