2) Plan alternative travel if you are consuming alcohol
This may sound like an obvious one, but if you are planning to consume alcohol at any point then you should plan alternative means for travel to ensure you do not get behind the wheel. Drink driving is illegal and the resulting charges and potential accidents can be severe.
For drivers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the limit is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine.
The laws are stricter in Scotland, where the limit is; 22 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, 50 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood and 67 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine.
How this translates into units of alcohol can vary from person to person, so to be safe, you should avoid driving after drinking alcohol completely.
According to the NHS, your heart rate speeds up after drinking just 1-2 units, while reaction times can be considerably slower after drinking 8-9 units of alcohol.