Road safety campaigners are warning rugby fans to be mindful of driving while still over the limit the morning after drinking alcohol during the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 (8 Sept – 28 Oct 2023).
With the 2023 World Cup being held in France, the event will attract massive media attention and the interest not just of rugby fans, but a majority of sports fans.
As with all major sporting events, the tournament will be enjoyed and celebrated by millions, with alcohol playing a part in those celebrations.
With this in mind, the team behind the Morning After drink drive campaign is urging people to wise up to how long it takes for alcohol to pass through the body.
The advice on the Morning After website is: “If you are drinking any amount of alcohol on a night out – even one drink – you should leave the car at home and make alternative arrangements.”
A spokesperson for the Morning After campaign said: “It takes much longer than most people think for alcohol to pass through the body which means there is often a danger of people unwittingly driving while still over the legal limit the morning after drinking.
“We are urging anyone watching the rugby, and celebrating with a drinking session after the match, to plan ahead and arrange alternative transport the following morning if they have to travel to work, for the school run, or any other engagements.
“The penalties for being caught drink driving the morning after are exactly the same as at any other time – it’s no excuse to say you thought you were fine to drive because of the length of time since your last drink.”
For more information on campaign resources please contact Edward Seaman at Stennik.