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Tis the party season

So you’ve planned your big night out. Have you planned how you’re getting home? Do you know when you will be safe to drive the next day?

We are encouraging people to leave their car keys at home and to make sure they know when they will be safe and legal to drive the next day.

How are you getting home?

A small amount of alcohol will influence your ability to judge speed and distances, and your reaction times may be slow.

If you out celebrating during the festive season plan how you are getting home. Book a taxi, catch a bus or train, walk home, stay overnight or if you’re out in a group have a designated driver.

The morning after the office party

Enjoy a few beers or glasses of wine on a night out? You could still be over the drink drive limit the morning after, even if you feel fine. Drinking coffee, sleeping, or having a shower won’t work. Time is the only way to get alcohol out of your system.

Do you know how long you need to leave between you last drink and picking up your car keys? Take a look at our guide to find out.

Or download the new ‘Morning After’ app which has been developed by the ‘Morning After’ campaign to help people reduce their risk of driving while over the limit the morning after drinking alcohol.

Who’s the designated driver?

How about a Mocktail? There’s no mocking these alcohol-free favourites. They are a great alternative on a night out or at a party. If you’re the designated driver or if you have guests who are driving try a Mocktail instead. Here’s a few recipes for you to try.

If you’re going out rather than staying at home, lots of restaurants, pubs and bars offer a Mocktail menu. If they don’t, you could ask for a ‘virgin’ version of your favourite cocktail instead, any drink recipe can be modified by simply leaving out the alcohol.