Drink and Drive
Government figures showed 290 people were killed in drink-drive accidents in 2012 – a rise of 25% on the 2011 death toll.
We Understand being accused of a criminal offence is a stressful time and you may think that it’s impossible to defend yourself or save your driving licence. We analyse your case and give you our expert opinion on the strength of the evidence. We will discuss with you errors made by the prosecution, and whether you are in a state to avoid penalty points if convicted, however you will get a benefit of early plea, but if you do not plead guilty then the matter will go for the trial.
The magistrate will look at the mitigating circumstances and will deliver the verdict accordingly.
Drink and driving is very serious as it may end up leaving you dead, so do avoid drinking whilst you are out with your friends, the best practice is to park your car in a safe place and call the taxi.
Effects of Alcohol on driving:
a) Alcohol reduces your ability to drive safely. No one drives as usual after drinking alcohol, even though some people may look and act as though they are unaffected.
b) Alcohol affects most areas of your brain, so the the effects are wide-ranging and impossible to compensate for. Alcohol is a depressant.
i) Slow brain functions so that you cant respond to situations, make decisions or react quickly
ii) Reduces your ability to judge how fast you are moving or your distance from other cars, objects or peoples.
iii) Gives you false confidence-you may take greater risks because you think your driving is better than it really is.
iv) Makes it harder to do more than one thing-while you concentrate on steering, you could miss seeing traffic lights, cars entering from side streets or pedestrians.
v) Affects your sense of balance-very important if you ride a motorcycle
vi) Makes you sleepy.