Police patrols start morning driver checks

Humberside Police are already out and about in this area conducting drink driving checks.
Humberside Police are already out and about in this area conducting drink driving checks.

As the Christmas party season starts to get underway, Safer Roads Humber is reminding motorists to ‘never drink and drive’ and think about the ‘Morning After’.

Humberside Police are already out and about in this area conducting drink driving checks at all times of the day and night, but as around a fifth of drivers are found to be over the limit in the morning, Safer Roads Humber is funding extra early patrols.

It takes at least one hour for the body to process each unit of alcohol, calculated from when you stop drinking. However, as very few people know how many units are in their drinks, it becomes very hard to keep track of how much alcohol you’ve had.

Ruth Gore, spokesperson for Safer Roads Humber, said: “We thank all those people who arrange safe transport home from a night out but urge them to think about what they need to do the next morning.

“If you need to drive to work, take the kids to school or go out Christmas shopping, think about using public transport, getting a lift, walking or postponing your activities until later in the day.”

“It doesn’t matter if you have a good night’s sleep, a shower or a big breakfast in the morning – time is the only way for your body to be clear of alcohol.”

Safer Roads Humber is part of the national road safety campaign and further information can be found on www.morning_after.org.uk