Drink Driving and Penalties (Level 3)

Written by Saurav

Description: An article about drinking alcohol, driving a car and penalties

Drink driving is an act of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Drinking and driving impair your mental and motor skills. Drink driving is one of the major crimes all over the world. People die daily due to drink driving.

In most of the countries if a person is convicted for drink driving the penalty is a heavy fine and maybe also a few years of prison sentence. A breathalyser is a device used to count the content of alcohol in the blood. It is illegal to drive a vehicle in most of the countries if the BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is above 0.8%.

Breathalysers are very common, but it is also a sensitive device. The temperature of the surrounding environment has to be taken account of to get an exact result.