Drink Driving

Drink Driving

FACT: Drink driving is increasing and so are the number of road fatalities.(1)

FACT: Alcohol is a contributory factor in 38% of all fatal crashes (including drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians). Of this 38%, a drink driver accounted for 29% of these crashes between 2008 and 2012.(2)

FACT: The number of road fatatlites in Ireland this year has increased by roughly 15%, with 169 people killed on our roads to date.

FACT: Between January and October 2016 there have been 6,629 arrests for driving under the influence, 406 more (6.5%) than the same period last year.

In Ireland, these are the facts, this is our reality and it's time to say, "I've Had Enough."

I've Had Enough campaign

Every statistic above is more than just a number, each represents a life needlessly lost or a life changed forever. Our new campaign aims to encourage people, in particular young men, to realise that any amount of alcohol will affect your ability to drive safely.

During this social Christmas period, many will have a few drinks and get the behind the wheel of a car and choose to forget this fact. There are no maybes where alcohol and driving is concerned, there are only the facts and devestating consequences.

Drink driving. It’s time to say, “I’ve Had Enough.”

The law

Remember, there is no safe level of alcohol you can consume before driving. Don't take the risk and never ever drink and drive.

  • Fully licenced drivers in Category B:
    50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood
  • Professional, learner and novice drivers:
    20mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood

See rsa.ie for more information on drink driving in Ireland

References

(1) http://www.rsa.ie/en/Utility/News/News-2016/New-Road-Safety-Ad-Focuses-On-Devastation-Caused-By-Drink-Driving/

(2) RSA Pre-Crash Report on Alcohol (.pdf)

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